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2008 Ford Explorer vs. 1980 Lada 2105

To start off, 2008 Ford Explorer is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Lada 2105. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Lada 2105 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 140 more horse power than 1980 Lada 2105. (70 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Ford Explorer should accelerate faster than 1980 Lada 2105. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Ford Explorer weights approximately 1063 kg more than 1980 Lada 2105. 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 250 more torque (in Nm) than 1980 Lada 2105. (94 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2008 Ford Explorer will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1980 Lada 2105. 2008 Ford Explorer has automatic transmission and 1980 Lada 2105 has manual transmission. 1980 Lada 2105 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 1980 Lada 2105
Make Ford Lada
Model Explorer 2105
Year Released 2008 1980
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4013 cc 1294 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 210 HP 70 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 344 Nm 94 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 3400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 2077 kg 1014 kg
Vehicle Length 5350 mm 4080 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1850 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 3320 mm 2430 mm


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