1966 Peugeot 404 vs. 2003 Suzuki Vitara

To start off, 2003 Suzuki Vitara is newer by 37 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1966 Peugeot 404. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1966 Peugeot 404 would be higher. At 1,590 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Suzuki Vitara is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Suzuki Vitara (77 HP @ 5250 RPM) has 22 more horse power than 1966 Peugeot 404. (55 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Suzuki Vitara should accelerate faster than 1966 Peugeot 404. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1966 Peugeot 404 weights approximately 126 kg more than 2003 Suzuki Vitara.

Because 2003 Suzuki Vitara is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1966 Peugeot 404. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Suzuki Vitara will offer significantly more control. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1966 Peugeot 404 2003 Suzuki Vitara
Make Peugeot Suzuki
Model 404 Vitara
Year Released 1966 2003
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1468 cc 1590 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 55 HP 77 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5250 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1116 kg 990 kg
Vehicle Length 4590 mm 4040 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1710 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2490 mm


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