1984 Cadillac DeVille vs. 1959 Studebaker Sky Hawk

To start off, 1984 Cadillac DeVille is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1959 Studebaker Sky Hawk. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1959 Studebaker Sky Hawk would be higher. At 4,499 cc (8 cylinders), 1984 Cadillac DeVille is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1984 Cadillac DeVille weights approximately 250 kg more than 1959 Studebaker Sky Hawk.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front 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.

Compare all specifications:

1984 Cadillac DeVille 1959 Studebaker Sky Hawk
Make Cadillac Studebaker
Model DeVille Sky Hawk
Year Released 1984 1959
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4499 cc 2779 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 1550 kg 1300 kg
Vehicle Length 4960 mm 5150 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2820 mm 2980 mm


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