2008 Jeep Cherokee vs. 1991 Volkswagen Golf

To start off, 2008 Jeep Cherokee is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1991 Volkswagen Golf. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1991 Volkswagen Golf would be higher. At 3,701 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Jeep Cherokee is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Jeep Cherokee (210 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 35 more horse power than 1991 Volkswagen Golf. (175 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Jeep Cherokee should accelerate faster than 1991 Volkswagen Golf. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Jeep Cherokee weights approximately 674 kg more than 1991 Volkswagen Golf. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 Jeep Cherokee is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1991 Volkswagen Golf. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Jeep Cherokee 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 Jeep Cherokee (307 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 73 more torque (in Nm) than 1991 Volkswagen Golf. (234 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2008 Jeep Cherokee will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1991 Volkswagen Golf. 2008 Jeep Cherokee has automatic transmission and 1991 Volkswagen Golf has manual transmission. 1991 Volkswagen Golf will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2008 Jeep Cherokee will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Jeep Cherokee 1991 Volkswagen Golf
Make Jeep Volkswagen
Model Cherokee Golf
Year Released 2008 1991
Body Type SUV Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3701 cc 2792 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 210 HP 175 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 307 Nm 234 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90.8 mm 90.3 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.6:1 10.0:1
Top Speed 180 km/hour 220 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 10.8 seconds 7.6 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1829 kg 1155 kg
Vehicle Length 4510 mm 4030 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1820 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2650 mm 2480 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 78 L 55 L


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