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2009 Nissan Armada vs. 1977 Nissan Skyline

To start off, 2009 Nissan Armada is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Nissan Skyline. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Nissan Skyline would be higher. At 5,551 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Nissan Armada is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Nissan Armada (317 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 232 more horse power than 1977 Nissan Skyline. (85 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Armada should accelerate faster than 1977 Nissan Skyline. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Nissan Armada weights approximately 462 kg more than 1977 Nissan Skyline. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Nissan Armada is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1977 Nissan Skyline. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Armada will offer significantly more control. 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 Nissan Armada (522 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 384 more torque (in Nm) than 1977 Nissan Skyline. (138 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Armada will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1977 Nissan Skyline.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Nissan Armada 1977 Nissan Skyline
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Armada Skyline
Year Released 2009 1977
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5551 cc 1593 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 317 HP 85 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 522 Nm 138 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Vehicle Weight 1442 kg 980 kg
Vehicle Length 5280 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1990 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 3140 mm 2520 mm


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