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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 2011 Nissan Frontier

To start off, 2011 Nissan Frontier is newer by 56 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 2,486 cc (4 cylinders), 2011 Nissan Frontier is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Nissan Frontier (152 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 101 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Nissan Frontier should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55.

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, 2011 Nissan Frontier (232 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 122 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 55. (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2011 Nissan Frontier 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 2011 Nissan Frontier
Make Austin Nissan
Model A 55 Frontier
Year Released 1955 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 2486 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 152 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 232 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 5230 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1750 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 3200 mm


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