1970 Holden Torana vs. 2005 Vauxhall Frontera

To start off, 2005 Vauxhall Frontera is newer by 35 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 3,165 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Vauxhall Frontera is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Vauxhall Frontera (202 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 107 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Vauxhall Frontera should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Vauxhall Frontera weights approximately 770 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 2005 Vauxhall Frontera 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, 2005 Vauxhall Frontera 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, 2005 Vauxhall Frontera (290 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 127 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2005 Vauxhall Frontera will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 2005 Vauxhall Frontera
Make Holden Vauxhall
Model Torana Frontera
Year Released 1970 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 3165 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 202 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1720 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4280 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1710 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2470 mm


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