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2008 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2007 Volkswagen Polo

To start off, 2008 Volkswagen Golf is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Volkswagen Polo. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Volkswagen Polo would be higher. Both 2008 Volkswagen Golf and 2007 Volkswagen Polo are equipped with a 1,984 cc engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Volkswagen Polo (115 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 1 more horse power than 2008 Volkswagen Golf. (114 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Volkswagen Polo should accelerate faster than 2008 Volkswagen Golf. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Volkswagen Golf weights approximately 63 kg more than 2007 Volkswagen Polo.

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, 2008 Volkswagen Golf (170 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 85 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Volkswagen Polo. (85 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2008 Volkswagen Golf will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Volkswagen Polo.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Volkswagen Golf 2007 Volkswagen Polo
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Golf Polo
Year Released 2008 2007
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 1984 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 85 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 2400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 92.8 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Top Speed 195 km/hour 193 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11.4 seconds 9.8 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1284 kg 1221 kg
Vehicle Length 4400 mm 3920 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8 L/100km 7.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 45 L


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