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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 1977 Chrysler Avenger

To start off, 1977 Chrysler Avenger is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1955 Austin A 55. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1955 Austin A 55 would be higher. At 1,489 cc (4 cylinders), 1955 Austin A 55 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1977 Chrysler Avenger (70 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 19 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1977 Chrysler Avenger should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1955 Austin A 55 weights approximately 155 kg more than 1977 Chrysler Avenger.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front 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, 1955 Austin A 55 (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 14 more torque (in Nm) than 1977 Chrysler Avenger. (96 Nm @ 4800 RPM). This means 1955 Austin A 55 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1977 Chrysler Avenger.

Compare all specifications:

1955 Austin A 55 1977 Chrysler Avenger
Make Austin Chrysler
Model A 55 Avenger
Year Released 1955 1977
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 1295 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 51 HP 70 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 96 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 900 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4150 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2500 mm


 

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