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What is Better Volvo 343 or Volvo 245?

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Volvo 343 Volvo 245

2 reasons to buy Volvo 343

Other specs
Less weight 965 kg vs 1318 kg 37% or 353 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 9.20 meters vs 9.80 meters 7% or 0.6 meters

8 reasons to buy Volvo 245

Engine and transmission
More engine power

97 bhp vs 64 bhp

70 kw. vs 46 kw.

34% or 33 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 154 nM vs 105 nM 32% or 49 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 15.40 sec. vs 16.50 sec. 1.1 sec.
More top speed 96 mph vs 93 mph 3 mph
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 1200 liters vs 380 liters 68% or 820 liters
More maximum trunk space 2150 liters vs 1200 liters 44% or 950 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1950 kg vs 1440 kg 26% or 510 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 632 kg vs 475 kg 25% or 157 kg

Neutral reasons Volvo 343 vs. Volvo 245

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 1397 cm3 vs 1986 cm3 30% or 589 cm3 less
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4300 mm vs 4785 mm 10% or 485 mm shorter
Width 1660 mm vs 1707 mm 3% or 47 mm narrower
Height 1392 mm vs 1460 mm 5% or 68 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2395 mm vs 2640 mm 9% or 245 mm less
Front tires size 155SR13 vs 185SR14
Rear tires size 155SR13 vs 185SR14
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)