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1971 Rover 2000 vs. 2001 Rover 25

To start off, 2001 Rover 25 is newer by 30 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, 1971 Rover 2000 (106 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 32 more horse power than 2001 Rover 25. (74 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1971 Rover 2000 should accelerate faster than 2001 Rover 25. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1971 Rover 2000 weights approximately 265 kg more than 2001 Rover 25. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2001 Rover 25, 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 77 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Rover 25. (95 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 1971 Rover 2000 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Rover 25.

Compare all specifications:

1971 Rover 2000 2001 Rover 25
Make Rover Rover
Model 2000 25
Year Released 1971 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1978 cc 1119 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 106 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 172 Nm 95 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 5000 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1295 kg 1030 kg
Vehicle Length 4550 mm 4000 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2510 mm


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