2009 Peugeot 307 vs. 1989 Peugeot 205

To start off, 2009 Peugeot 307 is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Peugeot 205. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Peugeot 205 would be higher. At 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Peugeot 307 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Peugeot 307 (138 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 94 more horse power than 1989 Peugeot 205. (44 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Peugeot 307 should accelerate faster than 1989 Peugeot 205. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Peugeot 307 weights approximately 494 kg more than 1989 Peugeot 205. 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, 2009 Peugeot 307 (200 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 125 more torque (in Nm) than 1989 Peugeot 205. (75 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2009 Peugeot 307 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1989 Peugeot 205.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Peugeot 307 1989 Peugeot 205
Make Peugeot Peugeot
Model 307 205
Year Released 2009 1989
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1997 cc 952 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 138 HP 44 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 200 Nm 75 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1254 kg 760 kg
Vehicle Length 4220 mm 3710 mm
Vehicle Width 1520 mm 1580 mm
Vehicle Height 1750 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2430 mm


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