1984 Cadillac DeVille vs. 2012 Honda Civic

To start off, 2012 Honda Civic is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1984 Cadillac DeVille. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1984 Cadillac DeVille 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 334 kg more than 2012 Honda Civic.

Because 1984 Cadillac DeVille 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 1984 Cadillac DeVille. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Honda Civic, 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.

Compare all specifications:

1984 Cadillac DeVille 2012 Honda Civic
Make Cadillac Honda
Model DeVille Civic
Year Released 1984 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4499 cc 1800 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 140 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1550 kg 1216 kg


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