1970 Holden Torana vs. 2012 GMC Acadia

To start off, 2012 GMC Acadia is newer by 42 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 3,600 cc (6 cylinders), 2012 GMC Acadia is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 GMC Acadia (288 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 193 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 GMC Acadia should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 GMC Acadia weights approximately 1162 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 1970 Holden Torana is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1970 Holden Torana. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 GMC Acadia, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2012 GMC Acadia (366 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 203 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2012 GMC Acadia will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 2012 GMC Acadia
Make Holden GMC
Model Torana Acadia
Year Released 1970 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 3600 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 95 HP 288 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 366 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 3400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 2112 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 5098 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1986 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1849 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 3020 mm