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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 2013 Honda CR-Z

To start off, 2013 Honda CR-Z is newer by 58 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 1,497 cc (4 cylinders), 2013 Honda CR-Z is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Honda CR-Z (120 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 69 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Honda CR-Z should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Honda CR-Z weights approximately 141 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, 2013 Honda CR-Z, 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, 2013 Honda CR-Z (174 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 64 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 55. (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2013 Honda CR-Z 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 2013 Honda CR-Z
Make Austin Honda
Model A 55 CR-Z
Year Released 1955 2013
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 1497 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 120 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 174 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 1750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 1196 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4079 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1394 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2435 mm


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