1971 Chrysler Valiant vs. 1983 Oldsmobile Omega

To start off, 1983 Oldsmobile Omega is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1971 Chrysler Valiant. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Chrysler Valiant would be higher. At 4,341 cc (6 cylinders), 1971 Chrysler Valiant is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1971 Chrysler Valiant (200 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 111 more horse power than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. (89 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1971 Chrysler Valiant should accelerate faster than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1971 Chrysler Valiant weights approximately 320 kg more than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1971 Chrysler Valiant 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 1971 Chrysler Valiant. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1983 Oldsmobile Omega, 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, 1971 Chrysler Valiant (355 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 172 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. (183 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 1971 Chrysler Valiant will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega.

Compare all specifications:

1971 Chrysler Valiant 1983 Oldsmobile Omega
Make Chrysler Oldsmobile
Model Valiant Omega
Year Released 1971 1983
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4341 cc 2474 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 200 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 355 Nm 183 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 1450 kg 1130 kg
Vehicle Length 4900 mm 4610 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2670 mm