1970 Holden Torana vs. 2012 Toyota Tacoma

To start off, 2012 Toyota Tacoma 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 3,956 cc (6 cylinders), 2012 Toyota Tacoma is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Toyota Tacoma (237 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 142 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Toyota Tacoma should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Toyota Tacoma weights approximately 734 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 2012 Toyota Tacoma 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, 2012 Toyota Tacoma 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, 2012 Toyota Tacoma (361 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 198 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2012 Toyota Tacoma will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 2012 Toyota Tacoma
Make Holden Toyota
Model Torana Tacoma
Year Released 1970 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 3956 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 95 HP 237 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 361 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1684 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 5290 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1790 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 3250 mm


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