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2003 Ford Ka vs. 1986 Lancia Thema

To start off, 2003 Ford Ka is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Lancia Thema. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Lancia Thema would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Lancia Thema is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1986 Lancia Thema (165 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 96 more horse power than 2003 Ford Ka. (69 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1986 Lancia Thema should accelerate faster than 2003 Ford Ka. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Lancia Thema weights approximately 188 kg more than 2003 Ford Ka. 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, 1986 Lancia Thema (285 Nm @ 2750 RPM) has 179 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Ford Ka. (106 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1986 Lancia Thema will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Ford Ka.

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2003 Ford Ka 1986 Lancia Thema
Make Ford Lancia
Model Ka Thema
Year Released 2003 1986
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1299 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 69 HP 165 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 106 Nm 285 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 74 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75.5 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 8.0:1
Top Speed 167 km/hour 217 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 14.1 seconds 7.2 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 962 kg 1150 kg
Vehicle Length 3630 mm 4600 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2670 mm


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