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1999 Lincoln Continental vs. 1975 Toyota Corona

To start off, 1999 Lincoln Continental is newer by 24 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Toyota Corona. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Toyota Corona would be higher. At 4,601 cc (8 cylinders), 1999 Lincoln Continental is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Lincoln Continental (217 HP @ 5750 RPM) has 133 more horse power than 1975 Toyota Corona. (84 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1999 Lincoln Continental should accelerate faster than 1975 Toyota Corona. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Lincoln Continental weights approximately 750 kg more than 1975 Toyota Corona. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1975 Toyota Corona 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 1975 Toyota Corona. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1999 Lincoln Continental, 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, 1999 Lincoln Continental (372 Nm @ 4750 RPM) has 237 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Toyota Corona. (135 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 1999 Lincoln Continental will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Toyota Corona. 1999 Lincoln Continental has automatic transmission and 1975 Toyota Corona has manual transmission. 1975 Toyota Corona will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1999 Lincoln Continental will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1999 Lincoln Continental 1975 Toyota Corona
Make Lincoln Toyota
Model Continental Corona
Year Released 1999 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4601 cc 1587 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 217 HP 84 HP
Engine RPM 5750 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 372 Nm 135 Nm
Torque RPM 4750 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 90.1 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90.4 mm 77 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1750 kg 1000 kg
Vehicle Length 5300 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2780 mm 2510 mm


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