2004 Lincoln Aviator vs. 1983 Lincoln Continental

To start off, 2004 Lincoln Aviator is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1983 Lincoln Continental. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 Lincoln Continental would be higher. At 4,940 cc (8 cylinders), 1983 Lincoln Continental is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Lincoln Aviator (302 HP) has 173 more horse power than 1983 Lincoln Continental. (129 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Lincoln Aviator should accelerate faster than 1983 Lincoln Continental. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Lincoln Aviator weights approximately 657 kg more than 1983 Lincoln Continental. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2004 Lincoln Aviator is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1983 Lincoln Continental. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2004 Lincoln Aviator 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, 2004 Lincoln Aviator (407 Nm) has 97 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Lincoln Continental. (310 Nm). This means 2004 Lincoln Aviator will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Lincoln Continental.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Lincoln Aviator 1983 Lincoln Continental
Make Lincoln Lincoln
Model Aviator Continental
Year Released 2004 1983
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4605 cc 4940 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 302 HP 129 HP
Torque 407 Nm 310 Nm
Engine Bore Size 90 mm 101.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 76.2 mm
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 6 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 2257 kg 1600 kg
Vehicle Length 4920 mm 5120 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1820 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2910 mm 2760 mm


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