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1964 Peugeot 404 vs. 2009 Tata Indica

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 45 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1964 Peugeot 404. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1964 Peugeot 404 would be higher. At 1,618 cc (4 cylinders), 1964 Peugeot 404 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Tata Indica (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) has 1 more horse power than 1964 Peugeot 404. (73 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Tata Indica should accelerate faster than 1964 Peugeot 404. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1964 Peugeot 404 weights approximately 60 kg more than 2009 Tata Indica.

Because 1964 Peugeot 404 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 1964 Peugeot 404. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Tata Indica, 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, 1964 Peugeot 404 (133 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 18 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1964 Peugeot 404 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica.

Compare all specifications:

1964 Peugeot 404 2009 Tata Indica
Make Peugeot Tata
Model 404 Indica
Year Released 1964 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1618 cc 1405 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 73 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 133 Nm 115 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 75.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 73 mm 79.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.3:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1065 kg 1005 kg
Vehicle Length 4500 mm 3680 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1670 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 37 L


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