2009 Ford Focus vs. 1996 Proton 400

To start off, 2009 Ford Focus is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Proton 400. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Proton 400 would be higher. At 1,596 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Ford Focus is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Ford Focus (105 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 16 more horse power than 1996 Proton 400. (89 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Ford Focus should accelerate faster than 1996 Proton 400. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Ford Focus weights approximately 96 kg more than 1996 Proton 400. 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, 2009 Ford Focus (145 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 19 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Proton 400. (126 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2009 Ford Focus will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Proton 400.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Ford Focus 1996 Proton 400
Make Ford Proton
Model Focus 400
Year Released 2009 1996
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 1466 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 105 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 145 Nm 126 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1171 kg 1075 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4370 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2650 mm 2510 mm


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