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2002 Chrysler Sebring vs. 1976 Holden Sunbird

To start off, 2002 Chrysler Sebring is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Holden Sunbird. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Holden Sunbird 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 52 more horse power than 1976 Holden Sunbird. (97 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Chrysler Sebring should accelerate faster than 1976 Holden Sunbird. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Chrysler Sebring weights approximately 292 kg more than 1976 Holden Sunbird. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1976 Holden Sunbird 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 1976 Holden Sunbird. 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 69 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Holden Sunbird. (157 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2002 Chrysler Sebring will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Holden Sunbird.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Chrysler Sebring 1976 Holden Sunbird
Make Chrysler Holden
Model Sebring Sunbird
Year Released 2002 1976
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2343 cc 1897 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 149 HP 97 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 226 Nm 157 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3600 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1452 kg 1160 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 4500 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2590 mm


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