1979 Mazda 121 vs. 1969 Mazda Familia
To start off, 1979 Mazda 121 is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1969 Mazda Familia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1969 Mazda Familia would be higher. At 1,970 cc (4 cylinders), 1979 Mazda 121 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1979 Mazda 121 (90 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 33 more horse power than 1969 Mazda Familia. (57 HP @ 6500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1979 Mazda 121 should accelerate faster than 1969 Mazda Familia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1979 Mazda 121 weights approximately 344 kg more than 1969 Mazda Familia. 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, 1979 Mazda 121 (160 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 79 more torque (in Nm) than 1969 Mazda Familia. (81 Nm @ 4600 RPM). This means 1979 Mazda 121 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1969 Mazda Familia.
Compare all specifications:
|1979 Mazda 121||1969 Mazda Familia|
|Engine Size||1970 cc||985 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||90 HP||57 HP|
|Engine RPM||4800 RPM||6500 RPM|
|Torque||160 Nm||81 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3000 RPM||4600 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||1134 kg||790 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4510 mm||3710 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1690 mm||1470 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1350 mm||1350 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2520 mm||2200 mm|