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1996 Honda Step Wagon vs. 2009 Tata Indica

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Honda Step Wagon. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Honda Step Wagon would be higher. At 1,972 cc (4 cylinders), 1996 Honda Step Wagon is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1996 Honda Step Wagon (123 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 49 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1996 Honda Step Wagon should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1996 Honda Step Wagon weights approximately 445 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 1996 Honda Step Wagon is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 Tata Indica. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1996 Honda Step Wagon will offer significantly more control. 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, 1996 Honda Step Wagon (185 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 70 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1996 Honda Step Wagon will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica. 1996 Honda Step Wagon 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. 1996 Honda Step Wagon will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1996 Honda Step Wagon 2009 Tata Indica
Make Honda Tata
Model Step Wagon Indica
Year Released 1996 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1972 cc 1405 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 123 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 185 Nm 115 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 85 mm 75.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 79.5 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 6 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1450 kg 1005 kg
Vehicle Length 4610 mm 3680 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1840 mm 1670 mm
Wheelbase Size 2810 mm 2410 mm


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