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1975 Toyota Corona vs. 2010 Ford Mondeo

To start off, 2010 Ford Mondeo is newer by 35 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Toyota Corona. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Toyota Corona would be higher. At 1,999 cc (4 cylinders), 2010 Ford Mondeo is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Ford Mondeo (143 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 59 more horse power than 1975 Toyota Corona. (84 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Ford Mondeo should accelerate faster than 1975 Toyota Corona. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Ford Mondeo weights approximately 437 kg more than 1975 Toyota Corona. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1975 Toyota Corona 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 1975 Toyota Corona. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2010 Ford Mondeo, 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, 2010 Ford Mondeo (191 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 56 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Toyota Corona. (135 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2010 Ford Mondeo will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Toyota Corona.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Toyota Corona 2010 Ford Mondeo
Make Toyota Ford
Model Corona Mondeo
Year Released 1975 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1587 cc 1999 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 84 HP 143 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 135 Nm 191 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81 mm 87.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77 mm 83.1 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1000 kg 1437 kg
Vehicle Length 4260 mm 4810 mm
Vehicle Width 1620 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2760 mm


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