1983 Oldsmobile Omega vs. 1983 Oldsmobile Toronado

To start off, both 1983 Oldsmobile Omega and 1983 Oldsmobile Toronado were released in the same year (1983). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 4,129 cc (6 cylinders), 1983 Oldsmobile Toronado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1983 Oldsmobile Toronado (123 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 34 more horse power than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. (89 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1983 Oldsmobile Toronado should accelerate faster than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1983 Oldsmobile Toronado weights approximately 574 kg more than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1983 Oldsmobile Toronado 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 1983 Oldsmobile Toronado. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1983 Oldsmobile Omega, 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, 1983 Oldsmobile Toronado (278 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 95 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. (183 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 1983 Oldsmobile Toronado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. 1983 Oldsmobile Toronado has automatic transmission and 1983 Oldsmobile Omega has manual transmission. 1983 Oldsmobile Omega will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1983 Oldsmobile Toronado will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1983 Oldsmobile Omega 1983 Oldsmobile Toronado
Make Oldsmobile Oldsmobile
Model Omega Toronado
Year Released 1983 1983
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2474 cc 4129 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 183 Nm 278 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1130 kg 1704 kg
Vehicle Length 4610 mm 5230 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 2040 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2910 mm


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