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1986 Subaru XT vs. 2001 Subaru Impreza

To start off, 2001 Subaru Impreza is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Subaru XT. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Subaru XT would be higher. At 2,672 cc (6 cylinders), 1986 Subaru XT is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Subaru Impreza (153 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 6 more horse power than 1986 Subaru XT. (147 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Subaru Impreza should accelerate faster than 1986 Subaru XT. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Subaru Impreza weights approximately 72 kg more than 1986 Subaru XT. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2001 Subaru Impreza 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, 2001 Subaru Impreza 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 14 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Subaru Impreza. (197 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 1986 Subaru XT will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Subaru Impreza. 2001 Subaru Impreza has automatic transmission and 1986 Subaru XT has manual transmission. 1986 Subaru XT will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2001 Subaru Impreza will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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1986 Subaru XT 2001 Subaru Impreza
Make Subaru Subaru
Model XT Impreza
Year Released 1986 2001
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2672 cc 1994 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer boxer
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 147 HP 153 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 211 Nm 197 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92 mm 92 mm
Engine Stroke Size 67 mm 75 mm
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1278 kg 1350 kg
Vehicle Length 4460 mm 4420 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 50 L


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