2008 Subaru Impreza vs. 1975 Subaru Leone

To start off, 2008 Subaru Impreza is newer by 33 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Subaru Leone. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Subaru Leone 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 92 more horse power than 1975 Subaru Leone. (79 HP @ 5700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Subaru Impreza should accelerate faster than 1975 Subaru Leone. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Subaru Impreza weights approximately 668 kg more than 1975 Subaru Leone. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are four wheel drive (4WD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or rear 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 Subaru Impreza (231 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 110 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Subaru Leone. (121 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2008 Subaru Impreza will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Subaru Leone.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Subaru Impreza 1975 Subaru Leone
Make Subaru Subaru
Model Impreza Leone
Year Released 2008 1975
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2501 cc 1595 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Horse Power 171 HP 79 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 231 Nm 121 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1608 kg 940 kg
Vehicle Length 4590 mm 4040 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1510 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2450 mm


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