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1986 Subaru XT vs. 1975 Subaru Leone

To start off, 1986 Subaru XT is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Subaru Leone. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Subaru Leone would be higher. At 2,672 cc (6 cylinders), 1986 Subaru XT is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1986 Subaru XT (147 HP) has 87 more horse power than 1975 Subaru Leone. (60 HP). In normal driving conditions, 1986 Subaru XT should accelerate faster than 1975 Subaru Leone. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Subaru XT weights approximately 328 kg more than 1975 Subaru Leone. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1975 Subaru Leone is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1986 Subaru XT. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1975 Subaru Leone 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, 1986 Subaru XT (211 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 117 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Subaru Leone. (94 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 1986 Subaru XT will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Subaru Leone.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Subaru XT 1975 Subaru Leone
Make Subaru Subaru
Model XT Leone
Year Released 1986 1975
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2672 cc 1361 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Horse Power 147 HP 60 HP
Torque 211 Nm 94 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3600 RPM
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1278 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4460 mm 4040 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1510 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2450 mm


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