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2003 Daihatsu YRV vs. 1991 Daihatsu Applause

To start off, 2003 Daihatsu YRV is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1991 Daihatsu Applause. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1991 Daihatsu Applause would be higher. At 1,589 cc (4 cylinders), 1991 Daihatsu Applause is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1991 Daihatsu Applause (90 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 5 more horse power than 2003 Daihatsu YRV. (85 HP @ 5800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1991 Daihatsu Applause should accelerate faster than 2003 Daihatsu YRV. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1991 Daihatsu Applause weights approximately 35 kg more than 2003 Daihatsu YRV. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2003 Daihatsu YRV is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1991 Daihatsu Applause. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Daihatsu YRV will offer significantly more control. 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, 1991 Daihatsu Applause (130 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 10 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Daihatsu YRV. (120 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 1991 Daihatsu Applause will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Daihatsu YRV.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Daihatsu YRV 1991 Daihatsu Applause
Make Daihatsu Daihatsu
Model YRV Applause
Year Released 2003 1991
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1298 cc 1589 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 85 HP 90 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 120 Nm 130 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 72 mm 76 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79.7 mm 87.6 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 890 kg 925 kg
Vehicle Length 3770 mm 4270 mm
Vehicle Width 1630 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1560 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2360 mm 2480 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 36 L 50 L


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