2004 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 1996 Volkswagen Quantum

To start off, 2004 Volkswagen Jetta is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Volkswagen Quantum. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Volkswagen Quantum would be higher. At 1,982 cc (4 cylinders), 1996 Volkswagen Quantum is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Volkswagen Jetta (115 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 6 more horse power than 1996 Volkswagen Quantum. (109 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Volkswagen Jetta should accelerate faster than 1996 Volkswagen Quantum. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Volkswagen Jetta weights approximately 168 kg more than 1996 Volkswagen Quantum. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 1996 Volkswagen Quantum (173 Nm) has 8 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. (165 Nm). This means 1996 Volkswagen Quantum will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Volkswagen Jetta.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Volkswagen Jetta 1996 Volkswagen Quantum
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Jetta Quantum
Year Released 2004 1996
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1981 cc 1982 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 109 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 165 Nm 173 Nm
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 93 mm 92.8 mm
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1298 kg 1130 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4620 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1520 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2560 mm


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