2009 Chevrolet HHR vs. 1970 Holden Torana

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet HHR is newer by 39 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Holden Torana. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Holden Torana would be higher. At 2,399 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Chevrolet HHR is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Chevrolet HHR (168 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 73 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet HHR should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet HHR weights approximately 520 kg more than 1970 Holden Torana. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1970 Holden Torana is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1970 Holden Torana. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet HHR, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2009 Chevrolet HHR (222 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 59 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet HHR will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet HHR 1970 Holden Torana
Make Chevrolet Holden
Model HHR Torana
Year Released 2009 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2399 cc 2261 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 168 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 222 Nm 163 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1470 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 3380 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1610 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2550 mm


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