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2006 Kia Picanto vs. 1992 Vauxhall Carlton

To start off, 2006 Kia Picanto is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1992 Vauxhall Carlton would be higher. At 1,796 cc (4 cylinders), 1992 Vauxhall Carlton is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1992 Vauxhall Carlton (114 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 50 more horse power than 2006 Kia Picanto. (64 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1992 Vauxhall Carlton should accelerate faster than 2006 Kia Picanto. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Kia Picanto weights approximately 765 kg more than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton.

Because 1992 Vauxhall Carlton 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 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Kia Picanto, 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, 1992 Vauxhall Carlton (157 Nm @ 4600 RPM) has 57 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Kia Picanto. (100 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1992 Vauxhall Carlton will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Kia Picanto. 2006 Kia Picanto has automatic transmission and 1992 Vauxhall Carlton has manual transmission. 1992 Vauxhall Carlton will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2006 Kia Picanto will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Kia Picanto 1992 Vauxhall Carlton
Make Kia Vauxhall
Model Picanto Carlton
Year Released 2006 1992
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1086 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 64 HP 114 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 100 Nm 157 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2000 kg 1235 kg
Vehicle Length 3500 mm 4690 mm
Vehicle Width 1600 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2380 mm 2740 mm


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