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2003 Ford Ka vs. 2001 Opel Frogster

To start off, 2003 Ford Ka is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Opel Frogster. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Opel Frogster would be higher. At 1,299 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Ford Ka is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Ford Ka (69 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 12 more horse power than 2001 Opel Frogster. (57 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Ford Ka should accelerate faster than 2001 Opel Frogster. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Opel Frogster weights approximately 336 kg more than 2003 Ford Ka.

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, 2003 Ford Ka (106 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 19 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Opel Frogster. (87 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2003 Ford Ka will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Opel Frogster.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Ford Ka 2001 Opel Frogster
Make Ford Opel
Model Ka Frogster
Year Released 2003 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1299 cc 973 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 69 HP 57 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 106 Nm 87 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 74 mm 72.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75.5 mm 78.6 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.1:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 962 kg 1298 kg
Vehicle Length 3630 mm 3720 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1540 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 40 L 52 L


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