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2005 Kia Retona vs. 1975 Toyota Corona

To start off, 2005 Kia Retona is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Toyota Corona. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Toyota Corona would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Kia Retona is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Kia Retona (91 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 7 more horse power than 1975 Toyota Corona. (84 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Kia Retona should accelerate faster than 1975 Toyota Corona. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Kia Retona weights approximately 870 kg more than 1975 Toyota Corona. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Kia Retona is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1975 Toyota Corona. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Kia Retona 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 Kia Retona (205 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 70 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Toyota Corona. (135 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2005 Kia Retona will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Toyota Corona.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Kia Retona 1975 Toyota Corona
Make Kia Toyota
Model Retona Corona
Year Released 2005 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 1587 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 91 HP 84 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 205 Nm 135 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 92 mm 77 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1870 kg 1000 kg
Vehicle Length 4010 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1840 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2370 mm 2510 mm


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