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2007 Fiat Punto vs. 1995 Volkswagen Fusca

To start off, 2007 Fiat Punto is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Volkswagen Fusca. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Volkswagen Fusca would be higher. At 1,747 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Fiat Punto is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Fiat Punto (129 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 77 more horse power than 1995 Volkswagen Fusca. (52 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Fiat Punto should accelerate faster than 1995 Volkswagen Fusca. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Fiat Punto weights approximately 224 kg more than 1995 Volkswagen Fusca. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1995 Volkswagen Fusca 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 1995 Volkswagen Fusca. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Fiat Punto, 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, 2007 Fiat Punto (164 Nm @ 4300 RPM) has 59 more torque (in Nm) than 1995 Volkswagen Fusca. (105 Nm @ 2600 RPM). This means 2007 Fiat Punto will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1995 Volkswagen Fusca.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Fiat Punto 1995 Volkswagen Fusca
Make Fiat Volkswagen
Model Punto Fusca
Year Released 2007 1995
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1747 cc 1585 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 129 HP 52 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 164 Nm 105 Nm
Torque RPM 4300 RPM 2600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1044 kg 820 kg
Vehicle Length 3850 mm 4060 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1550 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2410 mm


 

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