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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 2007 Cadillac SRX

To start off, 2007 Cadillac SRX is newer by 52 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 3,563 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Cadillac SRX is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Cadillac SRX (254 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 203 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Cadillac SRX should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Cadillac SRX weights approximately 865 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 2007 Cadillac SRX 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, 2007 Cadillac SRX 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, 2007 Cadillac SRX (339 Nm @ 280 RPM) has 229 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 55. (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2007 Cadillac SRX will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1955 Austin A 55. 2007 Cadillac SRX 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. 2007 Cadillac SRX will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1955 Austin A 55 2007 Cadillac SRX
Make Austin Cadillac
Model A 55 SRX
Year Released 1955 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 3563 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 254 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 339 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 280 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 1920 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4960 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1730 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2960 mm


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