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2003 Lexus IS vs. 2009 Tata Indica

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Lexus IS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Lexus IS would be higher. At 1,988 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Lexus IS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Lexus IS (153 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 79 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Lexus IS should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Lexus IS weights approximately 395 kg more than 2009 Tata Indica. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2003 Lexus IS is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2003 Lexus IS. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Tata Indica, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 Lexus IS (196 Nm @ 4600 RPM) has 81 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2003 Lexus IS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Lexus IS 2009 Tata Indica
Make Lexus Tata
Model IS Indica
Year Released 2003 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1988 cc 1405 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 153 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 196 Nm 115 Nm
Torque RPM 4600 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 75 mm 75.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 79.5 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1400 kg 1005 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 3680 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1670 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 37 L


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