1991 Acura Legend vs. 1978 Cadillac Seville

To start off, 1991 Acura Legend is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1978 Cadillac Seville. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1978 Cadillac Seville would be higher. At 5,735 cc (8 cylinders), 1978 Cadillac Seville is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1978 Cadillac Seville (168 HP) has 8 more horse power than 1991 Acura Legend. (160 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1978 Cadillac Seville should accelerate faster than 1991 Acura Legend. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1978 Cadillac Seville weights approximately 340 kg more than 1991 Acura Legend. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1978 Cadillac Seville 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 1978 Cadillac Seville. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1991 Acura Legend, 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, 1978 Cadillac Seville (365 Nm) has 145 more torque (in Nm) than 1991 Acura Legend. (220 Nm). This means 1978 Cadillac Seville will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1991 Acura Legend. 1978 Cadillac Seville has automatic transmission and 1991 Acura Legend has manual transmission. 1991 Acura Legend will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1978 Cadillac Seville will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Acura Legend 1978 Cadillac Seville
Make Acura Cadillac
Model Legend Seville
Year Released 1991 1978
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2673 cc 5735 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 160 HP 168 HP
Torque 220 Nm 365 Nm
Engine Bore Size 86.9 mm 103 mm
Engine Stroke Size 74.9 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1550 kg 1890 kg
Vehicle Length 4780 mm 5190 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2910 mm


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