1999 Mazda B2500 vs. 1973 Volvo 164

To start off, 1999 Mazda B2500 is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Volvo 164. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Volvo 164 would be higher. At 2,976 cc (6 cylinders), 1973 Volvo 164 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1973 Volvo 164 (142 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 60 more horse power than 1999 Mazda B2500. (82 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1973 Volvo 164 should accelerate faster than 1999 Mazda B2500. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Mazda B2500 weights approximately 380 kg more than 1973 Volvo 164.

Because 1999 Mazda B2500 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1973 Volvo 164. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1999 Mazda B2500 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, 1973 Volvo 164 (221 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 27 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Mazda B2500. (194 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1973 Volvo 164 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Mazda B2500.

Compare all specifications:

1999 Mazda B2500 1973 Volvo 164
Make Mazda Volvo
Model B2500 164
Year Released 1999 1973
Body Type Pickup Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2499 cc 2976 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 82 HP 142 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 194 Nm 221 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 3 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1740 kg 1360 kg
Vehicle Length 5010 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1620 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2990 mm 2730 mm


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