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1976 Ford Taunus vs. 2008 Seat Altea

To start off, 2008 Seat Altea is newer by 32 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 1,993 cc (6 cylinders), 1976 Ford Taunus is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Seat Altea (104 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 1976 Ford Taunus. (89 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Seat Altea should accelerate faster than 1976 Ford Taunus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Seat Altea weights approximately 331 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.

Because 1976 Ford Taunus 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 1976 Ford Taunus. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Seat Altea, 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, 2008 Seat Altea (250 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 101 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Ford Taunus. (149 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Seat Altea will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Ford Taunus.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Ford Taunus 2008 Seat Altea
Make Ford Seat
Model Taunus Altea
Year Released 1976 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1993 cc 1896 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 104 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 149 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 1900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1115 kg 1446 kg
Vehicle Length 4450 mm 4470 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1590 mm
Wheelbase Size 2590 mm 2580 mm


 

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