2004 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle

To start off, 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Volkswagen Jetta would be higher. At 1,981 cc (4 cylinders), 2004 Volkswagen Jetta is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Volkswagen Jetta (115 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 14 more horse power than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. (101 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Volkswagen Jetta should accelerate faster than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Volkswagen Jetta weights approximately 6 kg more than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. 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, 2004 Volkswagen Jetta (165 Nm) has 17 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. (148 Nm). This means 2004 Volkswagen Jetta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Volkswagen Jetta 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Jetta New Beetle
Year Released 2004 2005
Body Type Sedan Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1981 cc 1595 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 115 HP 101 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 165 Nm 148 Nm
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 93 mm 77.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.5:1
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1298 kg 1292 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.7 L/100km 7.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 55 L


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