1981 Ford Granada vs. 1982 Ford Granada

To start off, 1982 Ford Granada is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1981 Ford Granada. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1981 Ford Granada would be higher. At 2,292 cc (6 cylinders), 1981 Ford Granada is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1981 Ford Granada (112 HP @ 5300 RPM) has 14 more horse power than 1982 Ford Granada. (98 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1981 Ford Granada should accelerate faster than 1982 Ford Granada. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1981 Ford Granada weights approximately 40 kg more than 1982 Ford Granada. 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, 1981 Ford Granada (176 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 25 more torque (in Nm) than 1982 Ford Granada. (151 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 1981 Ford Granada will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1982 Ford Granada.

Compare all specifications:

1981 Ford Granada 1982 Ford Granada
Make Ford Ford
Model Granada Granada
Year Released 1981 1982
Body Type Station Wagon Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2292 cc 1993 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 112 HP 98 HP
Engine RPM 5300 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 151 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1340 kg 1300 kg
Vehicle Length 4890 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2780 mm 2780 mm


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