2005 Nissan Micra vs. 1978 Nissan Sunny

To start off, 2005 Nissan Micra is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1978 Nissan Sunny. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1978 Nissan Sunny would be higher. At 1,386 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Nissan Micra is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Nissan Micra weights approximately 217 kg more than 1978 Nissan Sunny.

Because 1978 Nissan Sunny 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 1978 Nissan Sunny. 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.

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2005 Nissan Micra 1978 Nissan Sunny
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Micra Sunny
Year Released 2005 1978
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1386 cc 1171 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 88 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 3 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1047 kg 830 kg
Vehicle Length 3720 mm 4010 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1600 mm
Vehicle Height 1550 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2350 mm