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2008 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2009 Volkswagen Caravelle

To start off, 2009 Volkswagen Caravelle is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Volkswagen Golf. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Volkswagen Golf would be higher. At 3,189 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Volkswagen Caravelle is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Volkswagen Caravelle (232 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 118 more horse power than 2008 Volkswagen Golf. (114 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Volkswagen Caravelle should accelerate faster than 2008 Volkswagen Golf.

Because 2009 Volkswagen Caravelle is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2008 Volkswagen Golf. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Volkswagen Caravelle 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, 2009 Volkswagen Caravelle (316 Nm @ 2950 RPM) has 146 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Volkswagen Golf. (170 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2009 Volkswagen Caravelle will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Volkswagen Golf.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Volkswagen Golf 2009 Volkswagen Caravelle
Make Volkswagen Volkswagen
Model Golf Caravelle
Year Released 2008 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 3189 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 232 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 170 Nm 316 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 2950 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92.8 mm 95.9 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Top Speed 195 km/hour 206 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11.4 seconds 10.6 seconds
Drive Type Front 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4400 mm 4900 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1910 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1960 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 3010 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8 L/100km 13.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 80 L


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