1982 Isuzu Gemini vs. 1985 Isuzu Piazza

To start off, 1985 Isuzu Piazza is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 Isuzu Gemini. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Isuzu Gemini would be higher. At 1,994 cc (4 cylinders), 1985 Isuzu Piazza is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1985 Isuzu Piazza (148 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 69 more horse power than 1982 Isuzu Gemini. (79 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1985 Isuzu Piazza should accelerate faster than 1982 Isuzu Gemini. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1985 Isuzu Piazza weights approximately 340 kg more than 1982 Isuzu Gemini. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1982 Isuzu Gemini 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 1982 Isuzu Gemini. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1985 Isuzu Piazza, 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, 1985 Isuzu Piazza (225 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 109 more torque (in Nm) than 1982 Isuzu Gemini. (116 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 1985 Isuzu Piazza will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1982 Isuzu Gemini.

Compare all specifications:

1982 Isuzu Gemini 1985 Isuzu Piazza
Make Isuzu Isuzu
Model Gemini Piazza
Year Released 1982 1985
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1584 cc 1994 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 79 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 116 Nm 225 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 940 kg 1280 kg
Vehicle Length 4240 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1580 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2510 mm


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