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1992 Vauxhall Carlton vs. 2012 Opel Vivaro

To start off, 2012 Opel Vivaro is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1992 Vauxhall Carlton would be higher. At 1,870 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Opel Vivaro is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1992 Vauxhall Carlton (114 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 13 more horse power than 2012 Opel Vivaro. (101 HP @ 3500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1992 Vauxhall Carlton should accelerate faster than 2012 Opel Vivaro. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Opel Vivaro weights approximately 379 kg more than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton.

Because 1992 Vauxhall Carlton 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 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Opel Vivaro, 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, 2012 Opel Vivaro (240 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 83 more torque (in Nm) than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. (157 Nm @ 4600 RPM). This means 2012 Opel Vivaro will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton.

Compare all specifications:

1992 Vauxhall Carlton 2012 Opel Vivaro
Make Vauxhall Opel
Model Carlton Vivaro
Year Released 1992 2012
Body Type Sedan Van
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1796 cc 1870 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 114 HP 101 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 3500 RPM
Torque 157 Nm 240 Nm
Torque RPM 4600 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1235 kg 1614 kg
Vehicle Length 4690 mm 4790 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1970 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1910 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 3100 mm


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