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2009 Nissan Armada vs. 1982 Nissan Sunny

To start off, 2009 Nissan Armada is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 Nissan Sunny. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Nissan Sunny 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 243 more horse power than 1982 Nissan Sunny. (74 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Armada should accelerate faster than 1982 Nissan Sunny. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Nissan Armada weights approximately 582 kg more than 1982 Nissan Sunny. 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 1982 Nissan Sunny. 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 400 more torque (in Nm) than 1982 Nissan Sunny. (122 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Armada will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1982 Nissan Sunny.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Nissan Armada 1982 Nissan Sunny
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Armada Sunny
Year Released 2009 1982
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5551 cc 1487 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 317 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 522 Nm 122 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 2800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1442 kg 860 kg
Vehicle Length 5280 mm 4140 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1990 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 3140 mm 2410 mm


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