• Cart

2008 Ford Explorer vs. 1950 Simca 8

To start off, 2008 Ford Explorer is newer by 58 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1950 Simca 8. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1950 Simca 8 would be higher. At 4,013 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Ford Explorer is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Ford Explorer (210 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 177 more horse power than 1950 Simca 8. (33 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Ford Explorer should accelerate faster than 1950 Simca 8. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Ford Explorer weights approximately 1157 kg more than 1950 Simca 8. 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. 2008 Ford Explorer has automatic transmission and 1950 Simca 8 has manual transmission. 1950 Simca 8 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2008 Ford Explorer will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Ford Explorer 1950 Simca 8
Make Ford Simca
Model Explorer 8
Year Released 2008 1950
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4013 cc 1090 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 210 HP 33 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 4200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 2077 kg 920 kg
Vehicle Length 5350 mm 4030 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1850 mm 1540 mm
Wheelbase Size 3320 mm 2430 mm


More Comparisons


Replacing Your Front Disc Brakes Made Simple: The Definitive DIY Guide
Replace the front disc brakes of your vehicle and save money on labour cost. Read this guide to learn how. [read more]
What to look for when buying a used/second hand car.
Diligence through every step of the buying process will help you find a reliable used car and avoid any unpleasant surprises. [read more]
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Perform an Oil Change on Your Car
One of the most effective ways of saving money on car maintenance is to change the oil yourself. [read more]