The horsepower of the Skoda is by 5 hp grater in comparison to the Volvo S40 II 1.6 100HP manual. Because the difference is not big it should not affect the car performance extensively.
The Skoda Octavia II Estate consumes 2.7 l fewer fuel in the combined cycle than the Volvo. The difference at the level of 2.7 l will be very appreciable in day-to-day usage of the vehicle. In the long period of time it can generate a considerable reduction of costs.
Due to 66 percent greater torque, the engine of the Skoda Octavia II distinctly better transmits power to the wheels than the Volvo S40 II. This, in turn, have relevant effects on a car's acceleration.
The Skoda Octavia II Estate 1.6 TDI CR DPF 105HP manual 4x4 burns up of 3.7 l oil fewer while driving inside city in relation to the Volvo. The Skoda, as a representative of lower middle segment, burns up of 3.2 l per 100 km fewer than the medium level in its class. The average fuel consumption in the “small family cars” segment equals to 8.7 l per 100 km.
With more boot size the Skoda will have much more room for carrying things and be more functional vehicle than the Volvo. If the capacity of the boot is appeals to you, the Skoda Octavia II Estate will be better choice as it is about 43 % more spacious than the trunk of its rival.
The top velocity possible to be reached by the Skoda Octavia II is higher as compared to this of the Volvo S40 II 1.6 100HP manual which allows to cover the same distance on the highway faster. The difference at the level of 5 kilometers/hour is not big and is not realy noticable in daily use.
Maximal torque RPM
Such a big difference stems from the fact that both compared vehicles are equipped with various engines. The Skoda is equipped with the diesel engine while the Volvo S40 II is equipped with the petrol engine. In case of different types of engines, comparing this feature seems to be pointless.
Trunk length with seats up
The Skoda has 2 cubic centimeters greater engine capacity than the Volvo S40 II. Because the difference is little, the Skoda Octavia II should accelerate only a bit better, of course if other paramerters are the same.
Maximum load capacity
The Skoda is 2 percent longer in comparison to the Volvo S40 II 1.6 100HP manual. The length of the vehicle plays a role in terms of driving comfort and space in the boot. The Skoda preasumbly will be offering to it's users more room for legs. Aditionally the Skoda Octavia II Estate 1.6 TDI CR DPF 105HP manual 4x4 will be better driven ,however, the Volvo S40 II will be a little easier to park because of shorter length of the body.
Number of doors
A 5-door car generally means a hatchback and because of that the Skoda Octavia II, which whole rear including the window lifts up and the rear seats folds flat enlarging a luggage compartment, has the edge over the four-door Volvo S40 II which is less comfortable to load and unload baggage.
The higher a vehicle is, the better is the comfort of getting in to it and greater capacity of putting big amount of thinks to it. The difference between these two cars at the level of 14 millimeters to the advantage of the Skoda Octavia II is insignificant and should not be really noticeable.