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1956 Isuzu Minx vs. 1979 Mazda 121

To start off, 1979 Mazda 121 is newer by 23 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1956 Isuzu Minx. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1956 Isuzu Minx would be higher. At 1,970 cc (4 cylinders), 1979 Mazda 121 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1979 Mazda 121 (90 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 45 more horse power than 1956 Isuzu Minx. (45 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1979 Mazda 121 should accelerate faster than 1956 Isuzu Minx. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1979 Mazda 121 weights approximately 184 kg more than 1956 Isuzu Minx. 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, 1979 Mazda 121 (160 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 69 more torque (in Nm) than 1956 Isuzu Minx. (91 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 1979 Mazda 121 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1956 Isuzu Minx.

Compare all specifications:

1956 Isuzu Minx 1979 Mazda 121
Make Isuzu Mazda
Model Minx 121
Year Released 1956 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1390 cc 1970 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 45 HP 90 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 91 Nm 160 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1134 kg
Vehicle Length 4080 mm 4510 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1520 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2520 mm


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