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2004 Fiat Panda vs. 2007 Ford Galaxy

To start off, 2007 Ford Galaxy is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Fiat Panda. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Fiat Panda would be higher. At 1,894 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Ford Galaxy is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Ford Galaxy (89 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 30 more horse power than 2004 Fiat Panda. (59 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Ford Galaxy should accelerate faster than 2004 Fiat Panda. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Ford Galaxy weights approximately 639 kg more than 2004 Fiat Panda. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2004 Fiat Panda is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2007 Ford Galaxy. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2004 Fiat Panda 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, 2007 Ford Galaxy (240 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 142 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Fiat Panda. (98 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2007 Ford Galaxy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Fiat Panda.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Fiat Panda 2007 Ford Galaxy
Make Fiat Ford
Model Panda Galaxy
Year Released 2004 2007
Body Type Crossover Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1242 cc 1894 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 59 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 98 Nm 240 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 1900 RPM
Engine Bore Size 70.8 mm 79.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 78.9 mm 95.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1100 kg 1739 kg
Vehicle Length 3540 mm 4650 mm
Vehicle Width 1600 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1800 mm
Wheelbase Size 2230 mm 2840 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 30 L 70 L


 

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