2001 Opel Zafira vs. 1974 Opel Kadett

To start off, 2001 Opel Zafira is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Opel Kadett. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Opel Kadett would be higher. At 1,994 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Opel Zafira is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Opel Zafira (98 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 47 more horse power than 1974 Opel Kadett. (51 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2001 Opel Zafira should accelerate faster than 1974 Opel Kadett. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Opel Zafira weights approximately 695 kg more than 1974 Opel Kadett. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1974 Opel Kadett 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 1974 Opel Kadett. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2001 Opel Zafira, 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, 2001 Opel Zafira (220 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 140 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Opel Kadett. (80 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2001 Opel Zafira will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Opel Kadett.

Compare all specifications:

2001 Opel Zafira 1974 Opel Kadett
Make Opel Opel
Model Zafira Kadett
Year Released 2001 1974
Body Type Minivan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1994 cc 1196 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 98 HP 51 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 220 Nm 80 Nm
Torque RPM 1500 RPM 3400 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1485 kg 790 kg
Vehicle Length 4320 mm 4140 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1590 mm
Vehicle Height 1690 mm 1290 mm
Wheelbase Size 2700 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 43 L


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