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2008 Ford Explorer vs. 1977 Lada S

To start off, 2008 Ford Explorer is newer by 31 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Lada S. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Lada S would be higher. At 4,013 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Ford Explorer is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Ford Explorer weights approximately 1077 kg more than 1977 Lada S.

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 1977 Lada S has manual transmission. 1977 Lada S 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 1977 Lada S
Make Ford Lada
Model Explorer S
Year Released 2008 1977
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4013 cc 1293 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 210 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2077 kg 1000 kg
Vehicle Length 5350 mm 4210 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1850 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 3320 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 85 L 43 L


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