1950 Fiat 1400 vs. 2003 Scion xB

To start off, 2003 Scion xB is newer by 53 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1950 Fiat 1400. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1950 Fiat 1400 would be higher. At 1,489 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Scion xB is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Scion xB (106 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 63 more horse power than 1950 Fiat 1400. (43 HP @ 4400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Scion xB should accelerate faster than 1950 Fiat 1400. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1950 Fiat 1400 weights approximately 20 kg more than 2003 Scion xB.

Because 1950 Fiat 1400 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1950 Fiat 1400. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Scion xB, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2003 Scion xB (142 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 55 more torque (in Nm) than 1950 Fiat 1400. (87 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2003 Scion xB will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1950 Fiat 1400.

Compare all specifications:

1950 Fiat 1400 2003 Scion xB
Make Fiat Scion
Model 1400 xB
Year Released 1950 2003
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1395 cc 1489 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 43 HP 106 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 87 Nm 142 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 76 mm
Engine Stroke Size 66 mm 84 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1130 kg 1110 kg
Vehicle Length 4280 mm 3950 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2510 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 45 L


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