2007 Buick Lucerne vs. 1970 Holden Torana

To start off, 2007 Buick Lucerne is newer by 37 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Holden Torana. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Holden Torana would be higher. At 3,791 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Buick Lucerne is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Buick Lucerne (198 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 103 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Buick Lucerne should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Buick Lucerne weights approximately 667 kg more than 1970 Holden Torana. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1970 Holden Torana 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 1970 Holden Torana. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Buick Lucerne, 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, 2007 Buick Lucerne (308 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 145 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2007 Buick Lucerne will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Buick Lucerne 1970 Holden Torana
Make Buick Holden
Model Lucerne Torana
Year Released 2007 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3791 cc 2261 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 198 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 308 Nm 163 Nm
Torque RPM 3800 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1617 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 5170 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2940 mm 2550 mm


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