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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 2006 Ford Galaxy

To start off, 2006 Ford Galaxy is newer by 51 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 2,792 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Ford Galaxy is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Ford Galaxy (201 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 150 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Ford Galaxy should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Ford Galaxy weights approximately 724 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 1955 Austin A 55 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 1955 Austin A 55. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Ford Galaxy, 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, 2006 Ford Galaxy (265 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 155 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 55. (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2006 Ford Galaxy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1955 Austin A 55.

Compare all specifications:

1955 Austin A 55 2006 Ford Galaxy
Make Austin Ford
Model A 55 Galaxy
Year Released 1955 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 2792 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 201 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 265 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 1779 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4650 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1830 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2840 mm


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