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2005 Ford Mustang vs. 1983 Ford Crown Victoria

To start off, 2005 Ford Mustang is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1983 Ford Crown Victoria. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 Ford Crown Victoria would be higher. At 4,942 cc (8 cylinders), 1983 Ford Crown Victoria is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Ford Mustang (202 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 73 more horse power than 1983 Ford Crown Victoria. (129 HP @ 3600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Ford Mustang should accelerate faster than 1983 Ford Crown Victoria. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1983 Ford Crown Victoria weights approximately 143 kg more than 2005 Ford Mustang.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front 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, 2005 Ford Mustang (326 Nm) has 24 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Ford Crown Victoria. (302 Nm). This means 2005 Ford Mustang will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Ford Crown Victoria.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Ford Mustang 1983 Ford Crown Victoria
Make Ford Ford
Model Mustang Crown Victoria
Year Released 2005 1983
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4015 cc 4942 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 202 HP 129 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 326 Nm 302 Nm
Engine Bore Size 100 mm 101.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 76.2 mm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1497 kg 1640 kg
Vehicle Length 4770 mm 5320 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1980 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2910 mm


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