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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 2004 Isuzu Axiom

To start off, 2004 Isuzu Axiom is newer by 49 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 3,494 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 Isuzu Axiom is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Isuzu Axiom (212 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 161 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Isuzu Axiom should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Isuzu Axiom weights approximately 847 kg more than 1955 Austin A 55. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2004 Isuzu Axiom is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1955 Austin A 55. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2004 Isuzu Axiom 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, 2004 Isuzu Axiom (312 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 202 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 55. (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2004 Isuzu Axiom will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1955 Austin A 55. 2004 Isuzu Axiom has automatic transmission and 1955 Austin A 55 has manual transmission. 1955 Austin A 55 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2004 Isuzu Axiom will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1955 Austin A 55 2004 Isuzu Axiom
Make Austin Isuzu
Model A 55 Axiom
Year Released 1955 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 3494 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 212 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 312 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 1902 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4650 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1710 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2710 mm


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