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1981 Mazda Cosmo vs. 2009 Tata Indica

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1981 Mazda Cosmo. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1981 Mazda Cosmo would be higher. At 1,970 cc (4 cylinders), 1981 Mazda Cosmo is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1981 Mazda Cosmo (102 HP @ 5300 RPM) has 28 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1981 Mazda Cosmo should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1981 Mazda Cosmo weights approximately 93 kg more than 2009 Tata Indica. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1981 Mazda Cosmo is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1981 Mazda Cosmo. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Tata Indica, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 Mazda Cosmo (167 Nm @ 3300 RPM) has 52 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1981 Mazda Cosmo will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica.

Compare all specifications:

1981 Mazda Cosmo 2009 Tata Indica
Make Mazda Tata
Model Cosmo Indica
Year Released 1981 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1970 cc 1405 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 102 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 5300 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 167 Nm 115 Nm
Torque RPM 3300 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 80 mm 75.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 98 mm 79.5 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1098 kg 1005 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 3680 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1670 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2410 mm


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