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2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs. 1970 Chrysler Cordoba

To start off, 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser is newer by 39 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Chrysler Cordoba. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Chrysler Cordoba would be higher. At 3,685 cc (6 cylinders), 1970 Chrysler Cordoba is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser (114 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 24 more horse power than 1970 Chrysler Cordoba. (90 HP @ 3600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser should accelerate faster than 1970 Chrysler Cordoba. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1970 Chrysler Cordoba weights approximately 129 kg more than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Because 1970 Chrysler Cordoba 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 Chrysler Cordoba. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 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, 1970 Chrysler Cordoba (217 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 60 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser. (157 Nm @ 4550 RPM). This means 1970 Chrysler Cordoba will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser. 1970 Chrysler Cordoba has automatic transmission and 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser has manual transmission. 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1970 Chrysler Cordoba will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser 1970 Chrysler Cordoba
Make Chrysler Chrysler
Model PT Cruiser Cordoba
Year Released 2009 1970
Body Type Hatchback Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 3685 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 90 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 157 Nm 217 Nm
Torque RPM 4550 RPM 1600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 77 mm 86.3 mm
Engine Stroke Size 85.8 mm 104.6 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 8.4:1
Top Speed 176 km/hour 145 km/hour
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1441 kg 1570 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 5480 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1960 mm
Vehicle Height 1610 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2870 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 57 L 68 L


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