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2005 Seat Leon vs. 2003 Volvo V70

To start off, 2005 Seat Leon is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Volvo V70. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Volvo V70 would be higher. At 2,521 cc (5 cylinders), 2003 Volvo V70 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Volvo V70 (207 HP @ 5300 RPM) has 53 more horse power than 2005 Seat Leon. (154 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Volvo V70 should accelerate faster than 2005 Seat Leon. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Volvo V70 weights approximately 286 kg more than 2005 Seat Leon. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2003 Volvo V70 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Seat Leon. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Volvo V70 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, both vehicles can yield 320 Nm of torque. So under normal driving conditions, the ability to climb up hills and pull heavy equipment should be relatively similar for both vehicles. 2003 Volvo V70 has automatic transmission and 2005 Seat Leon has manual transmission. 2005 Seat Leon will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2003 Volvo V70 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Seat Leon 2003 Volvo V70
Make Seat Volvo
Model Leon V70
Year Released 2005 2003
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1895 cc 2521 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 154 HP 207 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5300 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 1900 RPM 1500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79.5 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 95.5 mm 93 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.5:1 9.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1376 kg 1662 kg
Vehicle Length 4190 mm 4740 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1570 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2770 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 80 L


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