1978 Chrysler 160 vs. 1998 Chrysler Concorde

To start off, 1998 Chrysler Concorde is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1978 Chrysler 160. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1978 Chrysler 160 would be higher. At 2,734 cc (6 cylinders), 1998 Chrysler Concorde is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Chrysler Concorde (190 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 101 more horse power than 1978 Chrysler 160. (89 HP @ 5800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1998 Chrysler Concorde should accelerate faster than 1978 Chrysler 160. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Chrysler Concorde weights approximately 490 kg more than 1978 Chrysler 160. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1978 Chrysler 160 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 1978 Chrysler 160. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1998 Chrysler Concorde, 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, 1998 Chrysler Concorde (255 Nm @ 4850 RPM) has 122 more torque (in Nm) than 1978 Chrysler 160. (133 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 1998 Chrysler Concorde will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1978 Chrysler 160.

Compare all specifications:

1978 Chrysler 160 1998 Chrysler Concorde
Make Chrysler Chrysler
Model 160 Concorde
Year Released 1978 1998
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1639 cc 2734 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 89 HP 190 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 133 Nm 255 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 4850 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1085 kg 1575 kg
Vehicle Length 4540 mm 5280 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2880 mm


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