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2007 Ford Territory vs. 1984 Ford Orion

To start off, 2007 Ford Territory is newer by 23 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1984 Ford Orion. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1984 Ford Orion 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 170 more horse power than 1984 Ford Orion. (74 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Ford Territory should accelerate faster than 1984 Ford Orion.

Because 2007 Ford Territory 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 2007 Ford Territory. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1984 Ford Orion, 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 Territory (380 Nm @ 3250 RPM) has 269 more torque (in Nm) than 1984 Ford Orion. (111 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2007 Ford Territory will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1984 Ford Orion. 2007 Ford Territory has automatic transmission and 1984 Ford Orion has manual transmission. 1984 Ford Orion 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 1984 Ford Orion
Make Ford Ford
Model Territory Orion
Year Released 2007 1984
Body Type Crossover Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3984 cc 1392 cc
Horse Power 244 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 380 Nm 111 Nm
Torque RPM 3250 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4220 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1900 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2410 mm


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