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1976 Ford Taunus vs. 2006 Holden UTE

To start off, 2006 Holden UTE is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Ford Taunus. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Ford Taunus would be higher. At 3,789 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Holden UTE is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Holden UTE (204 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 115 more horse power than 1976 Ford Taunus. (89 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Holden UTE should accelerate faster than 1976 Ford Taunus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Holden UTE weights approximately 385 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, 2006 Holden UTE (305 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 156 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Ford Taunus. (149 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2006 Holden UTE will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Ford Taunus.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Ford Taunus 2006 Holden UTE
Make Ford Holden
Model Taunus UTE
Year Released 1976 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1993 cc 3789 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 204 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 149 Nm 305 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Vehicle Weight 1115 kg 1500 kg
Vehicle Length 4450 mm 5060 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2590 mm 2950 mm


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