2004 Volvo S60 vs. 2013 Volkswagen Touareg

To start off, 2013 Volkswagen Touareg is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Volvo S60. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Volvo S60 would be higher. At 3,000 cc (6 cylinders), 2013 Volkswagen Touareg is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Volvo S60 (296 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 59 more horse power than 2013 Volkswagen Touareg. (237 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Volvo S60 should accelerate faster than 2013 Volkswagen Touareg. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Volkswagen Touareg weights approximately 631 kg more than 2004 Volvo S60.

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, 2013 Volkswagen Touareg (550 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 149 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Volvo S60. (401 Nm @ 1950 RPM). This means 2013 Volkswagen Touareg will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Volvo S60. 2013 Volkswagen Touareg has automatic transmission and 2004 Volvo S60 has manual transmission. 2004 Volvo S60 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2013 Volkswagen Touareg will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Volvo S60 2013 Volkswagen Touareg
Make Volvo Volkswagen
Model S60 Touareg
Year Released 2004 2013
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2401 cc 3000 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 296 HP 237 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 401 Nm 550 Nm
Torque RPM 1950 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 93.2 mm 91 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Drive Type 4WD AWD
Transmission Type Manual 8-speed automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1625 kg 2256 kg
Vehicle Length 4610 mm 4795 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1940 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1732 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2893 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 9.4 L/100km 6.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 13.1 L/100km 11.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 100 L


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