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2000 Chrysler LHS vs. 1972 Holden Torana

To start off, 2000 Chrysler LHS is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Holden Torana. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Holden Torana would be higher. At 3,518 cc (6 cylinders), 2000 Chrysler LHS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2000 Chrysler LHS (246 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 167 more horse power than 1972 Holden Torana. (79 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2000 Chrysler LHS should accelerate faster than 1972 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2000 Chrysler LHS weights approximately 699 kg more than 1972 Holden Torana. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1972 Holden Torana 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 1972 Holden Torana. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2000 Chrysler LHS, 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, 2000 Chrysler LHS (327 Nm @ 3900 RPM) has 196 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 Holden Torana. (131 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2000 Chrysler LHS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 Holden Torana. 2000 Chrysler LHS has automatic transmission and 1972 Holden Torana has manual transmission. 1972 Holden Torana will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2000 Chrysler LHS will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2000 Chrysler LHS 1972 Holden Torana
Make Chrysler Holden
Model LHS Torana
Year Released 2000 1972
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3518 cc 1599 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 246 HP 79 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 327 Nm 131 Nm
Torque RPM 3900 RPM 3200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 1629 kg 930 kg
Vehicle Length 5290 mm 4130 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 3040 mm 2440 mm


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