1970 Ford Capri vs. 1984 Ford Orion

To start off, 1984 Ford Orion is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Ford Capri. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Ford Capri would be higher. At 2,994 cc (6 cylinders), 1970 Ford Capri is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1970 Ford Capri (138 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 85 more horse power than 1984 Ford Orion. (53 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1970 Ford Capri should accelerate faster than 1984 Ford Orion. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1970 Ford Capri weights approximately 153 kg more than 1984 Ford Orion. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1970 Ford Capri 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 1970 Ford Capri. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1984 Ford Orion, 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, 1970 Ford Capri (236 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 141 more torque (in Nm) than 1984 Ford Orion. (95 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1970 Ford Capri will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1984 Ford Orion.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Ford Capri 1984 Ford Orion
Make Ford Ford
Model Capri Orion
Year Released 1970 1984
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2994 cc 1608 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 138 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 236 Nm 95 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93.7 mm 80 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72.4 mm 80 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 21.5:1
Top Speed 196 km/hour 150 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1103 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4200 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1600 mm
Vehicle Height 1290 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2570 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 55 L


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