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2002 Chrysler Sebring vs. 1970 Ford Cortina

To start off, 2002 Chrysler Sebring is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Ford Cortina. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Ford Cortina would be higher. At 2,343 cc (4 cylinders), 2002 Chrysler Sebring is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Chrysler Sebring (149 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 93 more horse power than 1970 Ford Cortina. (56 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Chrysler Sebring should accelerate faster than 1970 Ford Cortina. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Chrysler Sebring weights approximately 412 kg more than 1970 Ford Cortina. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1970 Ford Cortina 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 1970 Ford Cortina. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Chrysler Sebring, 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, 2002 Chrysler Sebring (226 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 134 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Ford Cortina. (92 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2002 Chrysler Sebring will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Ford Cortina. 2002 Chrysler Sebring has automatic transmission and 1970 Ford Cortina has manual transmission. 1970 Ford Cortina will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Chrysler Sebring will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Chrysler Sebring 1970 Ford Cortina
Make Chrysler Ford
Model Sebring Cortina
Year Released 2002 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2343 cc 1298 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 149 HP 56 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 226 Nm 92 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87.4 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 101 mm 63 mm
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1452 kg 1040 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 4280 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2590 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 87 L


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