1973 Volvo 164 vs. 2011 Acura RDX

To start off, 2011 Acura RDX is newer by 38 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Volvo 164. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Volvo 164 would be higher. At 2,976 cc (6 cylinders), 1973 Volvo 164 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Acura RDX (240 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 98 more horse power than 1973 Volvo 164. (142 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Acura RDX should accelerate faster than 1973 Volvo 164. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Acura RDX weights approximately 423 kg more than 1973 Volvo 164. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2011 Acura RDX is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1973 Volvo 164. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 Acura RDX 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, 2011 Acura RDX (352 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 131 more torque (in Nm) than 1973 Volvo 164. (221 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2011 Acura RDX will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1973 Volvo 164.

Compare all specifications:

1973 Volvo 164 2011 Acura RDX
Make Volvo Acura
Model 164 RDX
Year Released 1973 2011
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2976 cc 2300 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 142 HP 240 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 221 Nm 352 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear AWD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1360 kg 1783 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 4636 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1869 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1654 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2649 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 68 L


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