2008 Subaru Impreza vs. 1986 Subaru Rex

To start off, 2008 Subaru Impreza is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Subaru Rex. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Subaru Rex 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 140 more horse power than 1986 Subaru Rex. (31 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Subaru Impreza should accelerate faster than 1986 Subaru Rex. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Subaru Impreza weights approximately 1053 kg more than 1986 Subaru Rex. 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 1986 Subaru Rex. 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 188 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Subaru Rex. (43 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2008 Subaru Impreza will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Subaru Rex.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Subaru Impreza 1986 Subaru Rex
Make Subaru Subaru
Model Impreza Rex
Year Released 2008 1986
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2501 cc 544 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 2 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Horse Power 171 HP 31 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 231 Nm 43 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1608 kg 555 kg
Vehicle Length 4590 mm 3250 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1400 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2260 mm


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