2004 Volkswagen Polo vs. 1995 Volkswagen Fusca

To start off, 2004 Volkswagen Polo is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Volkswagen Fusca. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Volkswagen Fusca would be higher. At 1,585 cc (4 cylinders), 1995 Volkswagen Fusca is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Volkswagen Polo (74 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 22 more horse power than 1995 Volkswagen Fusca. (52 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Volkswagen Polo should accelerate faster than 1995 Volkswagen Fusca. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Volkswagen Polo weights approximately 345 kg more than 1995 Volkswagen Fusca. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1995 Volkswagen Fusca is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1995 Volkswagen Fusca. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2004 Volkswagen Polo, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 Polo (195 Nm @ 2200 RPM) has 90 more torque (in Nm) than 1995 Volkswagen Fusca. (105 Nm @ 2600 RPM). This means 2004 Volkswagen Polo will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1995 Volkswagen Fusca.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Volkswagen Polo 1995 Volkswagen Fusca
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Polo Fusca
Year Released 2004 1995
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1422 cc 1585 cc
Engine Cylinders 3 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 74 HP 52 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 195 Nm 105 Nm
Torque RPM 2200 RPM 2600 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1165 kg 820 kg
Vehicle Length 3900 mm 4060 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1550 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2410 mm


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