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2008 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2005 Volkswagen Polo

To start off, 2008 Volkswagen Golf is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Volkswagen Polo. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Volkswagen Polo would be higher. At 1,984 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Volkswagen Golf is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Volkswagen Golf (114 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 40 more horse power than 2005 Volkswagen Polo. (74 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Volkswagen Golf should accelerate faster than 2005 Volkswagen Polo. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Volkswagen Polo weights approximately 6 kg more than 2008 Volkswagen Golf.

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, 2005 Volkswagen Polo (195 Nm @ 2200 RPM) has 25 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Volkswagen Golf. (170 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2005 Volkswagen Polo will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Volkswagen Golf.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Volkswagen Golf 2005 Volkswagen Polo
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Golf Polo
Year Released 2008 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 1422 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 195 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 2200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 195 km/hour 165 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11.4 seconds 13.6 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1284 kg 1290 kg
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2510 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 45 L


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