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1991 Volvo 245 vs. 2008 Volvo V70

To start off, 2008 Volvo V70 is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1991 Volvo 245. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1991 Volvo 245 would be higher. At 2,521 cc (5 cylinders), 2008 Volvo V70 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Volvo V70 (207 HP) has 126 more horse power than 1991 Volvo 245. (81 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Volvo V70 should accelerate faster than 1991 Volvo 245.

Because 2008 Volvo V70 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1991 Volvo 245. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Volvo V70 will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2008 Volvo V70 (320 Nm) has 177 more torque (in Nm) than 1991 Volvo 245. (143 Nm). This means 2008 Volvo V70 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1991 Volvo 245.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Volvo 245 2008 Volvo V70
Make Volvo Volvo
Model 245 V70
Year Released 1991 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2383 cc 2521 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 81 HP 207 HP
Torque 143 Nm 320 Nm
Engine Bore Size 76.5 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86.4 mm 93.2 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Length 4790 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1520 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2760 mm


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