2005 Cadillac SRX vs. 2004 Volkswagen Jetta

To start off, 2005 Cadillac SRX 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 3,556 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Cadillac SRX is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Cadillac SRX (255 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 140 more horse power than 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. (115 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Cadillac SRX should accelerate faster than 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Cadillac SRX weights approximately 591 kg more than 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Cadillac SRX 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 2005 Cadillac SRX. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2004 Volkswagen Jetta, 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, 2005 Cadillac SRX (342 Nm) has 177 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. (165 Nm). This means 2005 Cadillac SRX will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Volkswagen Jetta.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Cadillac SRX 2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Make Cadillac Volkswagen
Model SRX Jetta
Year Released 2005 2004
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3556 cc 1981 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 255 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 342 Nm 165 Nm
Engine Bore Size 94 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 93 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.2:1 10.0:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1889 kg 1298 kg
Vehicle Length 4960 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1730 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 3090 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 10.4 L/100km 7.6 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 14.9 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 12.5 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 76 L 55 L


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