1970 Holden Torana vs. 2008 Jeep Wrangler

To start off, 2008 Jeep Wrangler is newer by 38 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 2,777 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Jeep Wrangler is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Jeep Wrangler (128 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 33 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Jeep Wrangler should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Jeep Wrangler weights approximately 930 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 2008 Jeep Wrangler 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, 2008 Jeep Wrangler 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, 2008 Jeep Wrangler (410 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 247 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2008 Jeep Wrangler will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 2008 Jeep Wrangler
Make Holden Jeep
Model Torana Wrangler
Year Released 1970 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 2777 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 128 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 410 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1880 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4230 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1810 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2430 mm


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