1970 Holden Torana vs. 2000 Plymouth Neon

To start off, 2000 Plymouth Neon is newer by 30 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, 1970 Holden Torana (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 36 more horse power than 2000 Plymouth Neon. (59 HP @ 3600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1970 Holden Torana should accelerate faster than 2000 Plymouth Neon.

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, 2000 Plymouth Neon, 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 Holden Torana (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 3 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 Plymouth Neon. (160 Nm @ 1500 RPM). This means 1970 Holden Torana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 Plymouth Neon.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 2000 Plymouth Neon
Make Holden Plymouth
Model Torana Neon
Year Released 1970 2000
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 1687 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 160 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 1500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4370 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2650 mm


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