1981 Vauxhall Cavalier vs. 2012 Peugeot 5008

To start off, 2012 Peugeot 5008 is newer by 31 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1981 Vauxhall Cavalier. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1981 Vauxhall Cavalier would be higher. At 1,560 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Peugeot 5008 is equipped with a bigger engine.

Because 1981 Vauxhall Cavalier 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 Vauxhall Cavalier. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Peugeot 5008, 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. 2012 Peugeot 5008 has automatic transmission and 1981 Vauxhall Cavalier has manual transmission. 1981 Vauxhall Cavalier will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2012 Peugeot 5008 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1981 Vauxhall Cavalier 2012 Peugeot 5008
Make Vauxhall Peugeot
Model Cavalier 5008
Year Released 1981 2012
Body Type Coupe Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1256 cc 1560 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 108 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Length 4460 mm 4530 mm
Vehicle Width 1680 mm 1835 mm
Vehicle Height 1290 mm 1640 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2735 mm


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