1983 Oldsmobile Omega vs. 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass

To start off, 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 Oldsmobile Omega would be higher. At 3,331 cc (6 cylinders), 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass (158 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 69 more horse power than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. (89 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass should accelerate faster than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass weights approximately 185 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.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear 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, 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass (252 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 69 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. (183 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass 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. 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1983 Oldsmobile Omega 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Make Oldsmobile Oldsmobile
Model Omega Cutlass
Year Released 1983 1988
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2474 cc 3331 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 89 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 183 Nm 252 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 3200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1130 kg 1315 kg
Vehicle Length 4610 mm 4550 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2640 mm


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