1970 Holden Torana vs. 2009 Mercury Milan

To start off, 2009 Mercury Milan is newer by 39 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 2,967 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Mercury Milan is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Mercury Milan (221 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 126 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Mercury Milan should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Mercury Milan weights approximately 882 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 2009 Mercury Milan 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, 2009 Mercury Milan 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, 2009 Mercury Milan (278 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 115 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2009 Mercury Milan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 2009 Mercury Milan
Make Holden Mercury
Model Torana Milan
Year Released 1970 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 2967 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 95 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 6250 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 278 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 4800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1832 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4870 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2730 mm


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