2005 Renault Clio vs. 2004 Volkswagen Jetta

To start off, 2005 Renault Clio 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 1,981 cc (4 cylinders), 2004 Volkswagen Jetta is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Volkswagen Jetta (115 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 41 more horse power than 2005 Renault Clio. (74 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Volkswagen Jetta should accelerate faster than 2005 Renault Clio. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Volkswagen Jetta weights approximately 158 kg more than 2005 Renault Clio. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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 64 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Renault Clio. (101 Nm). This means 2004 Volkswagen Jetta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Renault Clio.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Renault Clio 2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Make Renault Volkswagen
Model Clio Jetta
Year Released 2005 2004
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1981 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 74 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 101 Nm 165 Nm
Engine Bore Size 79.5 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 80.5 mm 93 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 10.0:1
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1140 kg 1298 kg
Vehicle Length 3990 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2570 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Consumption 5.4 L/100km 7.6 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 8.8 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.6 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 55 L


More Comparisons


Replacing Your Front Disc Brakes Made Simple: The Definitive DIY Guide
Replace the front disc brakes of your vehicle and save money on labour cost. Read this guide to learn how. [read more]
What to look for when buying a used/second hand car.
Diligence through every step of the buying process will help you find a reliable used car and avoid any unpleasant surprises. [read more]
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Perform an Oil Change on Your Car
One of the most effective ways of saving money on car maintenance is to change the oil yourself. [read more]