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1995 Ford Thunderbird vs. 2009 Tata Indica

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Ford Thunderbird. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Ford Thunderbird would be higher. At 3,797 cc (6 cylinders), 1995 Ford Thunderbird is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1995 Ford Thunderbird (230 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 156 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1995 Ford Thunderbird should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1995 Ford Thunderbird weights approximately 599 kg more than 2009 Tata Indica. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1995 Ford Thunderbird 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 1995 Ford Thunderbird. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Tata Indica, 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 Ford Thunderbird (447 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 332 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1995 Ford Thunderbird will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica. 1995 Ford Thunderbird has automatic transmission and 2009 Tata Indica has manual transmission. 2009 Tata Indica will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1995 Ford Thunderbird will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1995 Ford Thunderbird 2009 Tata Indica
Make Ford Tata
Model Thunderbird Indica
Year Released 1995 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3797 cc 1405 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 230 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 447 Nm 115 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 96.8 mm 75.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 79.5 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1604 kg 1005 kg
Vehicle Length 5090 mm 3680 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1670 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2410 mm


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