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2003 Daihatsu YRV vs. 1996 Daihatsu Charade

To start off, 2003 Daihatsu YRV is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Daihatsu Charade. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Daihatsu Charade would be higher. At 1,590 cc (4 cylinders), 1996 Daihatsu Charade is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1996 Daihatsu Charade (104 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 19 more horse power than 2003 Daihatsu YRV. (85 HP @ 5800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1996 Daihatsu Charade should accelerate faster than 2003 Daihatsu YRV. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Daihatsu YRV weights approximately 15 kg more than 1996 Daihatsu Charade.

Because 2003 Daihatsu YRV is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1996 Daihatsu Charade. 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, 1996 Daihatsu Charade (138 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 18 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Daihatsu YRV. (120 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 1996 Daihatsu Charade will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Daihatsu YRV.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Daihatsu YRV 1996 Daihatsu Charade
Make Daihatsu Daihatsu
Model YRV Charade
Year Released 2003 1996
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1298 cc 1590 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 85 HP 104 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 120 Nm 138 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 890 kg 875 kg
Vehicle Length 3770 mm 3790 mm
Vehicle Width 1630 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1560 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2360 mm 2400 mm


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