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1998 Lancia Kappa vs. 2009 Nissan Armada

To start off, 2009 Nissan Armada is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Lancia Kappa. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Lancia Kappa would be higher. At 5,551 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Nissan Armada is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Nissan Armada (317 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 115 more horse power than 1998 Lancia Kappa. (202 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Armada should accelerate faster than 1998 Lancia Kappa. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Lancia Kappa weights approximately 108 kg more than 2009 Nissan Armada.

Because 2009 Nissan Armada is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1998 Lancia Kappa. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Armada 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, 2009 Nissan Armada (522 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 224 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Lancia Kappa. (298 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Armada will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Lancia Kappa. 2009 Nissan Armada has automatic transmission and 1998 Lancia Kappa has manual transmission. 1998 Lancia Kappa will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Nissan Armada will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1998 Lancia Kappa 2009 Nissan Armada
Make Lancia Nissan
Model Kappa Armada
Year Released 1998 2009
Body Type Station Wagon SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1994 cc 5551 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 202 HP 317 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 298 Nm 522 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 3400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 8 seats
Vehicle Weight 1550 kg 1442 kg
Vehicle Length 4700 mm 5280 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1990 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 3140 mm


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