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1986 Subaru XT vs. 2005 Subaru Baja

To start off, 2005 Subaru Baja is newer by 19 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, 2005 Subaru Baja (163 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 16 more horse power than 1986 Subaru XT. (147 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Subaru Baja should accelerate faster than 1986 Subaru XT. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Subaru Baja weights approximately 302 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 2005 Subaru Baja 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, 2005 Subaru Baja 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, 2005 Subaru Baja (225 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 14 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Subaru XT. (211 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2005 Subaru Baja will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Subaru XT.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Subaru XT 2005 Subaru Baja
Make Subaru Subaru
Model XT Baja
Year Released 1986 2005
Body Type Coupe Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2672 cc 2457 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 147 HP 163 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 211 Nm 225 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92 mm 99.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 67 mm 79 mm
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1278 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4460 mm 4740 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1640 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 64 L


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