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2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs. 1983 Chrysler Executive

To start off, 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1983 Chrysler Executive. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 Chrysler Executive would be higher. At 2,213 cc (4 cylinders), 1983 Chrysler Executive is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser (114 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 18 more horse power than 1983 Chrysler Executive. (96 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser should accelerate faster than 1983 Chrysler Executive. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser weights approximately 91 kg more than 1983 Chrysler Executive. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than 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, 1983 Chrysler Executive (158 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 1 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser. (157 Nm @ 4550 RPM). This means 1983 Chrysler Executive will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser 1983 Chrysler Executive
Make Chrysler Chrysler
Model PT Cruiser Executive
Year Released 2009 1983
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2213 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 114 HP 96 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 157 Nm 158 Nm
Torque RPM 4550 RPM 3200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Vehicle Weight 1441 kg 1350 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 5250 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1610 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 3160 mm


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