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2002 Chrysler Sebring vs. 1981 Fiat Strada

To start off, 2002 Chrysler Sebring is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1981 Fiat Strada. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1981 Fiat Strada 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 24 more horse power than 1981 Fiat Strada. (125 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Chrysler Sebring should accelerate faster than 1981 Fiat Strada. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Chrysler Sebring weights approximately 472 kg more than 1981 Fiat Strada. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 54 more torque (in Nm) than 1981 Fiat Strada. (172 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2002 Chrysler Sebring will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1981 Fiat Strada. 2002 Chrysler Sebring has automatic transmission and 1981 Fiat Strada has manual transmission. 1981 Fiat Strada 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 1981 Fiat Strada
Make Chrysler Fiat
Model Sebring Strada
Year Released 2002 1981
Body Type Sedan Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2343 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 149 HP 125 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 226 Nm 172 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.4:1 9.5:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1452 kg 980 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 3940 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 50 L


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