2004 Volkswagen Polo vs. 2007 Volkswagen Passat

To start off, 2007 Volkswagen Passat is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Volkswagen Polo. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Volkswagen Polo would be higher. At 3,168 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Volkswagen Passat is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Volkswagen Passat (248 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 174 more horse power than 2004 Volkswagen Polo. (74 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Volkswagen Passat should accelerate faster than 2004 Volkswagen Polo. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Volkswagen Passat weights approximately 495 kg more than 2004 Volkswagen Polo. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2007 Volkswagen Passat is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2004 Volkswagen Polo. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Volkswagen Passat 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, 2007 Volkswagen Passat (320 Nm @ 2750 RPM) has 125 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Volkswagen Polo. (195 Nm @ 2200 RPM). This means 2007 Volkswagen Passat will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Volkswagen Polo. 2007 Volkswagen Passat has automatic transmission and 2004 Volkswagen Polo has manual transmission. 2004 Volkswagen Polo will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2007 Volkswagen Passat will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2004 Volkswagen Polo 2007 Volkswagen Passat
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Polo Passat
Year Released 2004 2007
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1422 cc 3168 cc
Engine Cylinders 3 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 74 HP 248 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6250 RPM
Torque 195 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 2200 RPM 2750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79.5 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 95.5 mm 90.9 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 19.5:1 12.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 170 km/hour 246 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 13.6 seconds 6.9 seconds
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1165 kg 1660 kg
Vehicle Length 3900 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 4.5 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 68 L