2005 Nissan Micra vs. 1973 Nissan President

To start off, 2005 Nissan Micra is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Nissan President. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Nissan President would be higher. At 2,973 cc (6 cylinders), 1973 Nissan President is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1973 Nissan President (109 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 21 more horse power than 2005 Nissan Micra. (88 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1973 Nissan President should accelerate faster than 2005 Nissan Micra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1973 Nissan President weights approximately 558 kg more than 2005 Nissan Micra. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1973 Nissan President 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 Nissan President. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Nissan Micra, 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, 1973 Nissan President (236 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 108 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Nissan Micra. (128 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 1973 Nissan President will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Nissan Micra.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Nissan Micra 1973 Nissan President
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Micra President
Year Released 2005 1973
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1386 cc 2973 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 88 HP 109 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 128 Nm 236 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1047 kg 1605 kg
Vehicle Length 3720 mm 5050 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1550 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2860 mm


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