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2008 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2005 Volkswagen Sharan

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 Sharan. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Volkswagen Sharan would be higher. At 1,984 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Volkswagen Golf is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Volkswagen Sharan (134 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 20 more horse power than 2008 Volkswagen Golf. (114 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Volkswagen Sharan should accelerate faster than 2008 Volkswagen Golf. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Volkswagen Sharan weights approximately 422 kg more than 2008 Volkswagen Golf. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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 Sharan (320 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 150 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Volkswagen Golf. (170 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2005 Volkswagen Sharan 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 Sharan
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Golf Sharan
Year Released 2008 2005
Body Type Hatchback Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 1896 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 5 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 134 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 1900 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 79.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 95.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 19.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 195 km/hour 188 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11.4 seconds 12.8 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1284 kg 1706 kg
Vehicle Length 4400 mm 4630 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1740 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2850 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8 L/100km 6.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 70 L


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