1970 Holden Torana vs. 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche

To start off, 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche is newer by 41 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 5,300 cc (8 cylinders), 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche (310 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 215 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche weights approximately 311 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.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche (454 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 291 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche
Make Holden Chevrolet
Model Torana Avalanche
Year Released 1970 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 5300 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 95 HP 310 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 454 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 5630 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1950 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 3310 mm


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