1970 Holden Torana vs. 1999 Subaru Legacy

To start off, 1999 Subaru Legacy is newer by 29 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 2,261 cc (4 cylinders), 1970 Holden Torana is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Subaru Legacy (123 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 28 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1999 Subaru Legacy should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Subaru Legacy weights approximately 365 kg more than 1970 Holden Torana. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1999 Subaru Legacy is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1970 Holden Torana. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1999 Subaru Legacy 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. Let's talk about torque, 1999 Subaru Legacy (176 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 13 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 1999 Subaru Legacy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1999 Subaru Legacy
Make Holden Subaru
Model Torana Legacy
Year Released 1970 1999
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 1992 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Horse Power 95 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1315 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4600 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2640 mm