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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 2010 Hyundai Genesis

To start off, 2010 Hyundai Genesis is newer by 55 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 3,800 cc (6 cylinders), 2010 Hyundai Genesis is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Hyundai Genesis (290 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 239 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Hyundai Genesis should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Hyundai Genesis weights approximately 645 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.

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, 2010 Hyundai Genesis (358 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 248 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 55. (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2010 Hyundai Genesis will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1955 Austin A 55. 2010 Hyundai Genesis 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. 2010 Hyundai Genesis will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1955 Austin A 55 2010 Hyundai Genesis
Make Austin Hyundai
Model A 55 Genesis
Year Released 1955 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 3800 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 290 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 358 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 1700 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4976 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1890 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1476 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2936 mm


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