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2005 Peugeot 206 vs. 1974 Peugeot 504

To start off, 2005 Peugeot 206 is newer by 31 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Peugeot 504. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Peugeot 504 would be higher. At 2,664 cc (6 cylinders), 1974 Peugeot 504 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1974 Peugeot 504 (144 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 10 more horse power than 2005 Peugeot 206. (134 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1974 Peugeot 504 should accelerate faster than 2005 Peugeot 206. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1974 Peugeot 504 weights approximately 68 kg more than 2005 Peugeot 206. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1974 Peugeot 504 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 1974 Peugeot 504. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Peugeot 206, 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, 1974 Peugeot 504 (217 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 27 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Peugeot 206. (190 Nm @ 4100 RPM). This means 1974 Peugeot 504 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Peugeot 206.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Peugeot 206 1974 Peugeot 504
Make Peugeot Peugeot
Model 206 504
Year Released 2005 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1997 cc 2664 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 134 HP 144 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 190 Nm 217 Nm
Torque RPM 4100 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 85.1 mm 88 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 73 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.8:1 8.7:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1227 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 3840 mm 4370 mm
Vehicle Width 1680 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2560 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 47 L 60 L


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