2005 GMC Envoy vs. 1970 Holden Torana

To start off, 2005 GMC Envoy is newer by 35 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Holden Torana. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Holden Torana would be higher. At 4,160 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 GMC Envoy is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 GMC Envoy (271 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 176 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 GMC Envoy should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 GMC Envoy weights approximately 1060 kg more than 1970 Holden Torana. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 GMC Envoy is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1970 Holden Torana. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 GMC Envoy 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, 2005 GMC Envoy (373 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 210 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2005 GMC Envoy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

2005 GMC Envoy 1970 Holden Torana
Make GMC Holden
Model Envoy Torana
Year Released 2005 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4160 cc 2261 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 271 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 373 Nm 163 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Vehicle Weight 2010 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2550 mm


 

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