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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
Make Mazda Mazda
Model 121 Familia
Year Released 1979 1969
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1970 cc 985 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 90 HP 57 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 160 Nm 81 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
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


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