2005 GMC Sierra vs. 1978 Simca Horizon

To start off, 2005 GMC Sierra is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1978 Simca Horizon. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1978 Simca Horizon would be higher. At 5,359 cc (8 cylinders), 2005 GMC Sierra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 GMC Sierra (295 HP) has 212 more horse power than 1978 Simca Horizon. (83 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2005 GMC Sierra should accelerate faster than 1978 Simca Horizon. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 GMC Sierra weights approximately 1398 kg more than 1978 Simca Horizon. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 GMC Sierra is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1978 Simca Horizon. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 GMC Sierra 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 Sierra (454 Nm) has 333 more torque (in Nm) than 1978 Simca Horizon. (121 Nm). This means 2005 GMC Sierra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1978 Simca Horizon.

Compare all specifications:

2005 GMC Sierra 1978 Simca Horizon
Make GMC Simca
Model Sierra Horizon
Year Released 2005 1978
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5359 cc 1442 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 295 HP 83 HP
Torque 454 Nm 121 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.5:1
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 6 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2423 kg 1025 kg
Vehicle Length 6330 mm 3970 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1880 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 4010 mm 2530 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 129 L 47 L


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