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2002 Chrysler Sebring vs. 1983 Subaru Rex

To start off, 2002 Chrysler Sebring is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1983 Subaru Rex. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 Subaru Rex 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 118 more horse power than 1983 Subaru Rex. (31 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Chrysler Sebring should accelerate faster than 1983 Subaru Rex. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Chrysler Sebring weights approximately 897 kg more than 1983 Subaru Rex. 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 183 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Subaru Rex. (43 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2002 Chrysler Sebring will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Subaru Rex.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Chrysler Sebring 1983 Subaru Rex
Make Chrysler Subaru
Model Sebring Rex
Year Released 2002 1983
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2343 cc 544 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 2 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 149 HP 31 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 226 Nm 43 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.4:1 9.5:1
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1452 kg 555 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 3250 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1400 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2260 mm


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