1979 Mazda 121 vs. 1976 Nissan Bluebird

To start off, 1979 Mazda 121 is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Nissan Bluebird. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Nissan Bluebird 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 1 more horse power than 1976 Nissan Bluebird. (89 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1979 Mazda 121 should accelerate faster than 1976 Nissan Bluebird. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1979 Mazda 121 weights approximately 124 kg more than 1976 Nissan Bluebird. 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 27 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Nissan Bluebird. (133 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 1979 Mazda 121 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Nissan Bluebird.

Compare all specifications:

1979 Mazda 121 1976 Nissan Bluebird
Make Mazda Nissan
Model 121 Bluebird
Year Released 1979 1976
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1970 cc 1595 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 90 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 160 Nm 133 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 1134 kg 1010 kg
Vehicle Length 4510 mm 4460 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2660 mm


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