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2008 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2008 Volkswagen Passat

To start off, both 2008 Volkswagen Golf and 2008 Volkswagen Passat were released in the same year (2008). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 2,496 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Volkswagen Passat is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Volkswagen Passat (161 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 47 more horse power than 2008 Volkswagen Golf. (114 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Volkswagen Passat should accelerate faster than 2008 Volkswagen Golf. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Volkswagen Passat weights approximately 226 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, 2008 Volkswagen Passat (350 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 180 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Volkswagen Golf. (170 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2008 Volkswagen Passat will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Volkswagen Golf.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Volkswagen Golf 2008 Volkswagen Passat
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Golf Passat
Year Released 2008 2008
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 2496 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 161 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 350 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 1500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 195 km/hour 220 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11.4 seconds 9.1 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1284 kg 1510 kg
Vehicle Length 4400 mm 4710 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8 L/100km 6.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 62 L


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