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2007 Ford Territory vs. 1972 Ford Torino

To start off, 2007 Ford Territory is newer by 35 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Ford Torino. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Ford Torino would be higher. At 4,096 cc (6 cylinders), 1972 Ford Torino is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Ford Territory (244 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 149 more horse power than 1972 Ford Torino. (95 HP @ 3600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Ford Territory should accelerate faster than 1972 Ford Torino. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Ford Territory weights approximately 407 kg more than 1972 Ford Torino. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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 Territory (380 Nm @ 3250 RPM) has 135 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 Ford Torino. (245 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2007 Ford Territory will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 Ford Torino. 2007 Ford Territory has automatic transmission and 1972 Ford Torino has manual transmission. 1972 Ford Torino will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2007 Ford Territory will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Ford Territory 1972 Ford Torino
Make Ford Ford
Model Territory Torino
Year Released 2007 1972
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3984 cc 4096 cc
Horse Power 244 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 380 Nm 245 Nm
Torque RPM 3250 RPM 1600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92.3 mm 93.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.3 mm 99.3 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.7:1 8.0:1
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2016 kg 1609 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 5180 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1900 mm 1320 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2900 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 76 L 87 L


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