1976 Ford Taunus vs. 1973 Volvo 164

To start off, 1976 Ford Taunus is newer by 3 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, 1973 Volvo 164 (142 HP) has 85 more horse power than 1976 Ford Taunus. (57 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1973 Volvo 164 should accelerate faster than 1976 Ford Taunus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1973 Volvo 164 weights approximately 340 kg more than 1976 Ford Taunus. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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, 1973 Volvo 164 (221 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 129 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Ford Taunus. (92 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1973 Volvo 164 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Ford Taunus.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Ford Taunus 1973 Volvo 164
Make Ford Volvo
Model Taunus 164
Year Released 1976 1973
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1294 cc 2976 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 57 HP 142 HP
Torque 92 Nm 221 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81 mm 88.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 63 mm 80 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1020 kg 1360 kg
Vehicle Length 4350 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2730 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 58 L


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