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2002 Chrysler Sebring vs. 1974 Holden Belmont

To start off, 2002 Chrysler Sebring is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Holden Belmont. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Holden Belmont would be higher. At 3,298 cc (6 cylinders), 1974 Holden Belmont is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Chrysler Sebring (149 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 16 more horse power than 1974 Holden Belmont. (133 HP @ 4400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Chrysler Sebring should accelerate faster than 1974 Holden Belmont. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Chrysler Sebring weights approximately 126 kg more than 1974 Holden Belmont. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1974 Holden Belmont 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 Holden Belmont. 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, 1974 Holden Belmont (263 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 37 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. (226 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1974 Holden Belmont will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Chrysler Sebring.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Chrysler Sebring 1974 Holden Belmont
Make Chrysler Holden
Model Sebring Belmont
Year Released 2002 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2343 cc 3298 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 149 HP 133 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 226 Nm 263 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2000 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1452 kg 1326 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 4850 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1890 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2830 mm


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