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1971 Rover 2000 vs. 1996 Rover 400

To start off, 1996 Rover 400 is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1971 Rover 2000. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Rover 2000 would be higher. At 1,978 cc (4 cylinders), 1971 Rover 2000 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1996 Rover 400 (109 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 3 more horse power than 1971 Rover 2000. (106 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1996 Rover 400 should accelerate faster than 1971 Rover 2000.

Because 1971 Rover 2000 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 Rover 2000. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1996 Rover 400, 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 Rover 2000 (172 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 27 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Rover 400. (145 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1971 Rover 2000 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Rover 400.

Compare all specifications:

1971 Rover 2000 1996 Rover 400
Make Rover Rover
Model 2000 400
Year Released 1971 1996
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1978 cc 1589 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 106 HP 109 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 172 Nm 145 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Length 4550 mm 4370 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2560 mm


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