2007 Jeep Cherokee vs. 1979 Mazda 121

To start off, 2007 Jeep Cherokee is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Mazda 121. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Mazda 121 would be higher. At 3,700 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Jeep Cherokee is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Jeep Cherokee (201 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 111 more horse power than 1979 Mazda 121. (90 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Jeep Cherokee should accelerate faster than 1979 Mazda 121. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Jeep Cherokee weights approximately 695 kg more than 1979 Mazda 121. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2007 Jeep Cherokee is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1979 Mazda 121. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Jeep Cherokee will offer significantly more control. 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 Jeep Cherokee (307 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 147 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Mazda 121. (160 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 Jeep Cherokee will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Mazda 121.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Jeep Cherokee 1979 Mazda 121
Make Jeep Mazda
Model Cherokee 121
Year Released 2007 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3700 cc 1970 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 201 HP 90 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 307 Nm 160 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 80 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90.8 mm 98 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.6:1 8.6:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1829 kg 1134 kg
Vehicle Length 4510 mm 4510 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1820 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2650 mm 2520 mm


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