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2009 Nissan Armada vs. 1987 Nissan Micra

To start off, 2009 Nissan Armada is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1987 Nissan Micra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1987 Nissan Micra 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 268 more horse power than 1987 Nissan Micra. (49 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Armada should accelerate faster than 1987 Nissan Micra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Nissan Armada weights approximately 777 kg more than 1987 Nissan Micra. 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 1987 Nissan Micra. 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 449 more torque (in Nm) than 1987 Nissan Micra. (73 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Armada will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1987 Nissan Micra. 2009 Nissan Armada has automatic transmission and 1987 Nissan Micra has manual transmission. 1987 Nissan Micra will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Nissan Armada will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Nissan Armada 1987 Nissan Micra
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Armada Micra
Year Released 2009 1987
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5551 cc 987 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 317 HP 49 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 522 Nm 73 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 8 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1442 kg 665 kg
Vehicle Length 5280 mm 3770 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1990 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 3140 mm 2310 mm


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