1995 Chevrolet Cavalier vs. 1970 Holden Torana

To start off, 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Holden Torana. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Holden Torana would be higher. At 2,391 cc (4 cylinders), 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier (150 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 55 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier weights approximately 265 kg more than 1970 Holden Torana. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1970 Holden Torana 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 1970 Holden Torana. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier, 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, 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier (210 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 47 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 1970 Holden Torana
Make Chevrolet Holden
Model Cavalier Torana
Year Released 1995 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2391 cc 2261 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 150 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 210 Nm 163 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1215 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4590 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2650 mm 2550 mm


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