2004 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2008 Volkswagen Polo

To start off, 2008 Volkswagen Polo is newer by 4 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 1,984 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Volkswagen Polo is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Volkswagen Polo (200 HP) has 85 more horse power than 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. (115 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Volkswagen Polo should accelerate faster than 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Volkswagen Jetta weights approximately 77 kg more than 2008 Volkswagen Polo.

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 80 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Volkswagen Polo. (85 Nm). This means 2004 Volkswagen Jetta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Volkswagen Polo.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Volkswagen Jetta 2008 Volkswagen Polo
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Jetta Polo
Year Released 2004 2008
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1981 cc 1984 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 115 HP 200 HP
Torque 165 Nm 85 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.5:1
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1298 kg 1221 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4220 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.7 L/100km 7.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 45 L


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