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1969 Volkswagen 181 vs. 2012 Kia Cee'd

To start off, 2012 Kia Cee'd is newer by 43 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1969 Volkswagen 181. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1969 Volkswagen 181 would be higher. At 1,584 cc (4 cylinders), 1969 Volkswagen 181 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Kia Cee'd weights approximately 458 kg more than 1969 Volkswagen 181.

Because 1969 Volkswagen 181 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 1969 Volkswagen 181. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Kia Cee'd, 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.

Compare all specifications:

1969 Volkswagen 181 2012 Kia Cee'd
Make Volkswagen Kia
Model 181 Cee'd
Year Released 1969 2012
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 1584 cc 1582 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 114 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 900 kg 1358 kg
Vehicle Length 3790 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2660 mm


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