2001 Holden Vectra vs. 2001 Skoda Octavia

To start off, both 2001 Holden Vectra and 2001 Skoda Octavia were released in the same year (2001). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 2,198 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Holden Vectra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Skoda Octavia (148 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 9 more horse power than 2001 Holden Vectra. (139 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Skoda Octavia should accelerate faster than 2001 Holden Vectra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Skoda Octavia weights approximately 90 kg more than 2001 Holden Vectra. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2001 Skoda Octavia is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2001 Holden Vectra. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2001 Skoda Octavia 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, 2001 Skoda Octavia (210 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 10 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Holden Vectra. (200 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2001 Skoda Octavia will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Holden Vectra.

Compare all specifications:

2001 Holden Vectra 2001 Skoda Octavia
Make Holden Skoda
Model Vectra Octavia
Year Released 2001 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2198 cc 1781 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 5 valves
Horse Power 139 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 200 Nm 210 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 1750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1300 kg 1390 kg
Vehicle Length 4500 mm 4520 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2650 mm 2520 mm


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