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2008 GMC Envoy vs. 1995 Renault Safrane

To start off, 2008 GMC Envoy is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Renault Safrane. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Renault Safrane would be higher. At 4,161 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 GMC Envoy is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 GMC Envoy (285 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 123 more horse power than 1995 Renault Safrane. (162 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 GMC Envoy should accelerate faster than 1995 Renault Safrane. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 GMC Envoy weights approximately 606 kg more than 1995 Renault Safrane. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 GMC Envoy is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1995 Renault Safrane. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 GMC Envoy 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, 2008 GMC Envoy (374 Nm @ 4600 RPM) has 163 more torque (in Nm) than 1995 Renault Safrane. (211 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 GMC Envoy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1995 Renault Safrane.

Compare all specifications:

2008 GMC Envoy 1995 Renault Safrane
Make GMC Renault
Model Envoy Safrane
Year Released 2008 1995
Body Type SUV Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4161 cc 2435 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 285 HP 162 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 374 Nm 211 Nm
Torque RPM 4600 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.3:1 10.5:1
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2141 kg 1535 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1830 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2670 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 83 L 80 L


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