2012 Nissan Titan vs. 1992 Volkswagen Golf

To start off, 2012 Nissan Titan is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1992 Volkswagen Golf. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1992 Volkswagen Golf would be higher. At 5,551 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Nissan Titan is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Nissan Titan (317 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 203 more horse power than 1992 Volkswagen Golf. (114 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2012 Nissan Titan should accelerate faster than 1992 Volkswagen Golf. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Nissan Titan weights approximately 1235 kg more than 1992 Volkswagen Golf. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2012 Nissan Titan is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1992 Volkswagen Golf. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Nissan Titan 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, 2012 Nissan Titan (522 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 356 more torque (in Nm) than 1992 Volkswagen Golf. (166 Nm @ 2600 RPM). This means 2012 Nissan Titan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1992 Volkswagen Golf. 2012 Nissan Titan has automatic transmission and 1992 Volkswagen Golf has manual transmission. 1992 Volkswagen Golf will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2012 Nissan Titan will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Nissan Titan 1992 Volkswagen Golf
Make Nissan Volkswagen
Model Titan Golf
Year Released 2012 1992
Body Type Pickup Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5551 cc 1984 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 317 HP 114 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 522 Nm 166 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 2600 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 10.3:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 6 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 2480 kg 1245 kg
Vehicle Length 5710 mm 4350 mm
Vehicle Width 2030 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1940 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 4060 mm 2480 mm


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