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2009 Lada Kalina vs. 1974 Lada 1200

To start off, 2009 Lada Kalina is newer by 35 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Lada 1200. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Lada 1200 would be higher. At 1,595 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Lada Kalina is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1974 Lada 1200 (61 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 3 more horse power than 2009 Lada Kalina. (58 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1974 Lada 1200 should accelerate faster than 2009 Lada Kalina. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Lada Kalina weights approximately 84 kg more than 1974 Lada 1200.

Because 1974 Lada 1200 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 1974 Lada 1200. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Lada Kalina, 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 Lada Kalina (120 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 33 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Lada 1200. (87 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2009 Lada Kalina will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Lada 1200.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Lada Kalina 1974 Lada 1200
Make Lada Lada
Model Kalina 1200
Year Released 2009 1974
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1595 cc 1198 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 58 HP 61 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 120 Nm 87 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3400 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 996 kg
Vehicle Length 4050 mm 4070 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1510 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2480 mm 2430 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 46 L


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