2004 Renault Grand Espace vs. 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass

To start off, 2004 Renault Grand Espace is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass would be higher. At 2,260 cc (4 cylinders), 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Renault Grand Espace (161 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 2 more horse power than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. (159 HP @ 6200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Renault Grand Espace should accelerate faster than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Renault Grand Espace weights approximately 325 kg more than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. 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, 2004 Renault Grand Espace (251 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 48 more torque (in Nm) than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. (203 Nm @ 5200 RPM). This means 2004 Renault Grand Espace will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass. 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass has automatic transmission and 2004 Renault Grand Espace has manual transmission. 2004 Renault Grand Espace will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Renault Grand Espace 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Make Renault Oldsmobile
Model Grand Espace Cutlass
Year Released 2004 1989
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 2260 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 161 HP 159 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 251 Nm 203 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 5200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1770 kg 1445 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4930 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1750 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2740 mm


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