1985 Ford Mustang vs. 2001 Holden Vectra

To start off, 2001 Holden Vectra is newer by 16 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Ford Mustang. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Ford Mustang would be higher. At 2,294 cc (4 cylinders), 1985 Ford Mustang is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Holden Vectra (139 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 52 more horse power than 1985 Ford Mustang. (87 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Holden Vectra should accelerate faster than 1985 Ford Mustang. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Holden Vectra weights approximately 115 kg more than 1985 Ford Mustang. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1985 Ford Mustang 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 1985 Ford Mustang. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2001 Holden Vectra, 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. Let's talk about torque, 2001 Holden Vectra (200 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 39 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Ford Mustang. (161 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2001 Holden Vectra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Ford Mustang.

Compare all specifications:

1985 Ford Mustang 2001 Holden Vectra
Make Ford Holden
Model Mustang Vectra
Year Released 1985 2001
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2294 cc 2198 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 87 HP 139 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 161 Nm 200 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1185 kg 1300 kg
Vehicle Length 4560 mm 4500 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2560 mm 2650 mm


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