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1979 Datsun Laurel vs. 2009 Nissan Armada

To start off, 2009 Nissan Armada is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Datsun Laurel. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Datsun Laurel would be higher. At 5,551 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Nissan Armada is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Nissan Armada (317 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 204 more horse power than 1979 Datsun Laurel. (113 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Armada should accelerate faster than 1979 Datsun Laurel. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Nissan Armada weights approximately 254 kg more than 1979 Datsun Laurel. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Nissan Armada is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1979 Datsun Laurel. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Armada will offer significantly more control. 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, 2009 Nissan Armada (522 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 347 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Datsun Laurel. (175 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Armada will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Datsun Laurel. 2009 Nissan Armada has automatic transmission and 1979 Datsun Laurel has manual transmission. 1979 Datsun Laurel will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Nissan Armada will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1979 Datsun Laurel 2009 Nissan Armada
Make Datsun Nissan
Model Laurel Armada
Year Released 1979 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2393 cc 5551 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 113 HP 317 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 175 Nm 522 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.6:1 9.6:1
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 8 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1188 kg 1442 kg
Vehicle Length 4630 mm 5280 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1990 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 3140 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 106 L


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