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2008 Ford Explorer vs. 1969 Opel Rekord

To start off, 2008 Ford Explorer is newer by 39 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1969 Opel Rekord. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1969 Opel Rekord 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 151 more horse power than 1969 Opel Rekord. (59 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Ford Explorer should accelerate faster than 1969 Opel Rekord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Ford Explorer weights approximately 987 kg more than 1969 Opel Rekord. 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, 2008 Ford Explorer (344 Nm @ 3700 RPM) has 239 more torque (in Nm) than 1969 Opel Rekord. (105 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2008 Ford Explorer will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1969 Opel Rekord. 2008 Ford Explorer has automatic transmission and 1969 Opel Rekord has manual transmission. 1969 Opel Rekord 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 1969 Opel Rekord
Make Ford Opel
Model Explorer Rekord
Year Released 2008 1969
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4013 cc 1490 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 210 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 344 Nm 105 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.7:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2077 kg 1090 kg
Vehicle Length 5350 mm 4500 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1850 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 3320 mm 2670 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 14.7 L/100km 7.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 85 L 70 L


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