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1994 Fiat Punto vs. 2008 Ford Explorer

To start off, 2008 Ford Explorer is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1994 Fiat Punto. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1994 Fiat Punto would be higher. At 4,013 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Ford Explorer is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Ford Explorer (210 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 154 more horse power than 1994 Fiat Punto. (56 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Ford Explorer should accelerate faster than 1994 Fiat Punto. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Ford Explorer weights approximately 1237 kg more than 1994 Fiat Punto. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 Ford Explorer 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 2008 Ford Explorer. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1994 Fiat Punto, 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, 2008 Ford Explorer (344 Nm @ 3700 RPM) has 258 more torque (in Nm) than 1994 Fiat Punto. (86 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2008 Ford Explorer will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1994 Fiat Punto.

Compare all specifications:

1994 Fiat Punto 2008 Ford Explorer
Make Fiat Ford
Model Punto Explorer
Year Released 1994 2008
Body Type Hatchback SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1108 cc 4013 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 56 HP 210 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5100 RPM
Torque 86 Nm 344 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3700 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 840 kg 2077 kg
Vehicle Length 3770 mm 5350 mm
Vehicle Width 1630 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1850 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 3320 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 47 L 85 L


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