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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan

To start off, 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 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 2,000 cc (4 cylinders), 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan (197 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 146 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan weights approximately 489 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 Volkswagen Tiguan, 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 Volkswagen Tiguan (281 Nm @ 5000 RPM) has 171 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 55. (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1955 Austin A 55. 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 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. 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1955 Austin A 55 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
Make Austin Volkswagen
Model A 55 Tiguan
Year Released 1955 2013
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 2000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 197 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 5100 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 281 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 5000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 1544 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4427 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1809 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1683 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2604 mm


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