1997 Audi A4 vs. 2001 Holden Vectra

To start off, 2001 Holden Vectra is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1997 Audi A4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1997 Audi A4 would be higher. At 2,198 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Holden Vectra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Holden Vectra (139 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 39 more horse power than 1997 Audi A4. (100 HP @ 5300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Holden Vectra should accelerate faster than 1997 Audi A4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Holden Vectra weights approximately 105 kg more than 1997 Audi A4. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear 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, 2001 Holden Vectra (200 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 60 more torque (in Nm) than 1997 Audi A4. (140 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2001 Holden Vectra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1997 Audi A4.

Compare all specifications:

1997 Audi A4 2001 Holden Vectra
Make Audi Holden
Model A4 Vectra
Year Released 1997 2001
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1595 cc 2198 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 100 HP 139 HP
Engine RPM 5300 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 140 Nm 200 Nm
Torque RPM 3800 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1195 kg 1300 kg
Vehicle Length 4480 mm 4500 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2650 mm


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