1970 Holden Torana vs. 2001 Renault Kangoo

To start off, 2001 Renault Kangoo is newer by 31 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, 2001 Renault Kangoo (97 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 2 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Renault Kangoo should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Renault Kangoo weights approximately 350 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 2001 Renault Kangoo 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, 2001 Renault Kangoo 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, 1970 Holden Torana (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 15 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Renault Kangoo. (148 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 1970 Holden Torana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Renault Kangoo.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 2001 Renault Kangoo
Make Holden Renault
Model Torana Kangoo
Year Released 1970 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 97 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 148 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 3750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1300 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4000 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1910 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2630 mm


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