1983 Oldsmobile Omega vs. 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

To start off, 2001 Oldsmobile Alero is newer by 18 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 2,474 cc (4 cylinders), 1983 Oldsmobile Omega is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Oldsmobile Alero (148 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 59 more horse power than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. (89 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Oldsmobile Alero should accelerate faster than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Oldsmobile Alero weights approximately 240 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, 2001 Oldsmobile Alero (210 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 27 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. (183 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2001 Oldsmobile Alero will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega.

Compare all specifications:

1983 Oldsmobile Omega 2001 Oldsmobile Alero
Make Oldsmobile Oldsmobile
Model Omega Alero
Year Released 1983 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2474 cc 2392 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 183 Nm 210 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1130 kg 1370 kg
Vehicle Length 4610 mm 4750 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2720 mm


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