2008 Subaru Impreza vs. 1961 Subaru 360

To start off, 2008 Subaru Impreza is newer by 47 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1961 Subaru 360. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1961 Subaru 360 would be higher. At 2,501 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Subaru Impreza is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Subaru Impreza (171 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 157 more horse power than 1961 Subaru 360. (14 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Subaru Impreza should accelerate faster than 1961 Subaru 360. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Subaru Impreza weights approximately 1223 kg more than 1961 Subaru 360. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 Subaru Impreza is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1961 Subaru 360. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Subaru Impreza 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, 2008 Subaru Impreza (231 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 201 more torque (in Nm) than 1961 Subaru 360. (30 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Subaru Impreza will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1961 Subaru 360.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Subaru Impreza 1961 Subaru 360
Make Subaru Subaru
Model Impreza 360
Year Released 2008 1961
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 2501 cc 355 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 2 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Horse Power 171 HP 14 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 231 Nm 30 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1608 kg 385 kg
Vehicle Length 4590 mm 3000 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1300 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 1780 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 64 L


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