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2007 Ford Galaxy vs. 1976 Ford Cortina

To start off, 2007 Ford Galaxy is newer by 31 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Ford Cortina. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Ford Cortina would be higher. At 1,894 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Ford Galaxy is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Ford Galaxy (89 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 33 more horse power than 1976 Ford Cortina. (56 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Ford Galaxy should accelerate faster than 1976 Ford Cortina. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Ford Galaxy weights approximately 794 kg more than 1976 Ford Cortina. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1976 Ford Cortina 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 1976 Ford Cortina. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Ford Galaxy, 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 Ford Galaxy (240 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 149 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Ford Cortina. (91 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 Ford Galaxy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Ford Cortina.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Ford Galaxy 1976 Ford Cortina
Make Ford Ford
Model Galaxy Cortina
Year Released 2007 1976
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1894 cc 1298 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 56 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 240 Nm 91 Nm
Torque RPM 1900 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79.5 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 95.5 mm 63 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 9.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1739 kg 945 kg
Vehicle Length 4650 mm 4270 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2450 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 55 L


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