1983 Oldsmobile Omega vs. 2011 Volkswagen Touareg

To start off, 2011 Volkswagen Touareg is newer by 28 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 3,000 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 Volkswagen Touareg is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Volkswagen Touareg (225 HP @ 3500 RPM) has 136 more horse power than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. (89 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Volkswagen Touareg should accelerate faster than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Volkswagen Touareg weights approximately 1126 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 2011 Volkswagen Touareg is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 Volkswagen Touareg will offer significantly more control. 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, 2011 Volkswagen Touareg (550 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 367 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. (183 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2011 Volkswagen Touareg will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Oldsmobile Omega. 2011 Volkswagen Touareg 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. 2011 Volkswagen Touareg will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1983 Oldsmobile Omega 2011 Volkswagen Touareg
Make Oldsmobile Volkswagen
Model Omega Touareg
Year Released 1983 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2474 cc 3000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 89 HP 225 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 3500 RPM
Torque 183 Nm 550 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 1750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1130 kg 2256 kg
Vehicle Length 4610 mm 4796 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1941 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1732 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2893 mm


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