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1973 Nissan Bluebird vs. 2009 Nissan Frontier

To start off, 2009 Nissan Frontier is newer by 36 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Nissan Bluebird. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Nissan Bluebird would be higher. At 3,954 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Nissan Frontier is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Nissan Frontier (261 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 185 more horse power than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. (76 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Frontier should accelerate faster than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Nissan Frontier weights approximately 273 kg more than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Nissan Frontier is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Frontier 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, 2009 Nissan Frontier (381 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 246 more torque (in Nm) than 1973 Nissan Bluebird. (135 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Frontier will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1973 Nissan Bluebird.

Compare all specifications:

1973 Nissan Bluebird 2009 Nissan Frontier
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Bluebird Frontier
Year Released 1973 2009
Body Type Coupe Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1595 cc 3954 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 76 HP 261 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 135 Nm 381 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 955 kg 1228 kg
Vehicle Length 4220 mm 5230 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1790 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 3200 mm


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