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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 2009 Honda Fit

To start off, 2009 Honda Fit is newer by 54 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 1,499 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Honda Fit is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Honda Fit (116 HP @ 6600 RPM) has 65 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Honda Fit should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Honda Fit weights approximately 74 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, 2009 Honda Fit, 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, 1955 Austin A 55 (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 4 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Honda Fit. (106 Nm @ 4800 RPM). This means 1955 Austin A 55 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Honda Fit.

Compare all specifications:

1955 Austin A 55 2009 Honda Fit
Make Austin Honda
Model A 55 Fit
Year Released 1955 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 1499 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 116 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 6600 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 106 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 1129 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4110 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2510 mm


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