1970 Holden Torana vs. 1984 Buick Century

To start off, 1984 Buick Century is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Holden Torana. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Holden Torana would be higher. At 3,000 cc (6 cylinders), 1984 Buick Century is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1984 Buick Century (110 HP) has 15 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1984 Buick Century should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana.

Because 1970 Holden Torana 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 Holden Torana. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1984 Buick Century, 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, 1984 Buick Century (197 Nm) has 34 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm). This means 1984 Buick Century will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1984 Buick Century
Make Holden Buick
Model Torana Century
Year Released 1970 1984
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 3000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 95 HP 110 HP
Torque 163 Nm 197 Nm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4803 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1763 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1364 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2662 mm


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