2005 Ford Freestyle vs. 1973 Volvo 164

To start off, 2005 Ford Freestyle is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Volvo 164. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Volvo 164 would be higher. At 2,983 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Ford Freestyle is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Ford Freestyle (211 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 69 more horse power than 1973 Volvo 164. (142 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Ford Freestyle should accelerate faster than 1973 Volvo 164. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Ford Freestyle weights approximately 436 kg more than 1973 Volvo 164. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1973 Volvo 164 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 1973 Volvo 164. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Ford Freestyle, 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, 2005 Ford Freestyle (281 Nm) has 60 more torque (in Nm) than 1973 Volvo 164. (221 Nm). This means 2005 Ford Freestyle will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1973 Volvo 164.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Ford Freestyle 1973 Volvo 164
Make Ford Volvo
Model Freestyle 164
Year Released 2005 1973
Body Type Crossover Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2983 cc 2976 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 211 HP 142 HP
Engine RPM 6250 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 281 Nm 221 Nm
Engine Bore Size 89 mm 88.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79 mm 80 mm
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 6 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1796 kg 1360 kg
Vehicle Length 5080 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1680 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2730 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 72 L 58 L