1970 Holden Torana vs. 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara

To start off, 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara is newer by 37 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 2,736 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara (185 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 90 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara weights approximately 85 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 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara 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, 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara 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, 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara (250 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 87 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara
Make Holden Suzuki
Model Torana Grand Vitara
Year Released 1970 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 2736 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 95 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 4500 RPM
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1035 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4480 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1690 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2650 mm


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