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1993 Cadillac Fleetwood vs. 1976 Ford Taunus

To start off, 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Ford Taunus. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Ford Taunus would be higher. At 5,733 cc (8 cylinders), 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood (185 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 96 more horse power than 1976 Ford Taunus. (89 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood should accelerate faster than 1976 Ford Taunus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood weights approximately 865 kg more than 1976 Ford Taunus. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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, 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood (407 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 258 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Ford Taunus. (149 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Ford Taunus. 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood has automatic transmission and 1976 Ford Taunus has manual transmission. 1976 Ford Taunus will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1993 Cadillac Fleetwood 1976 Ford Taunus
Make Cadillac Ford
Model Fleetwood Taunus
Year Released 1993 1976
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5733 cc 1993 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 185 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 407 Nm 149 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 3000 RPM
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1980 kg 1115 kg
Vehicle Length 5720 mm 4450 mm
Vehicle Width 1990 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 3090 mm 2590 mm


 

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