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2007 Ford Territory vs. 1979 Ford Taunus

To start off, 2007 Ford Territory is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Ford Taunus. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Ford Taunus would be higher. At 3,984 cc, 2007 Ford Territory is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Ford Territory (244 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 191 more horse power than 1979 Ford Taunus. (53 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Ford Territory should accelerate faster than 1979 Ford Taunus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Ford Territory weights approximately 906 kg more than 1979 Ford Taunus. 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 289 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Ford Taunus. (91 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 Ford Territory will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Ford Taunus. 2007 Ford Territory has automatic transmission and 1979 Ford Taunus has manual transmission. 1979 Ford Taunus 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 1979 Ford Taunus
Make Ford Ford
Model Territory Taunus
Year Released 2007 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3984 cc 1294 cc
Horse Power 244 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 380 Nm 91 Nm
Torque RPM 3250 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92.3 mm 79 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.3 mm 66 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.7:1 8.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 2016 kg 1110 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4450 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1900 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2780 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 76 L 94 L


 

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