2009 Nissan Qashqai vs. 1978 Plymouth Horizon
To start off, 2009 Nissan Qashqai is newer by 31 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1978 Plymouth Horizon. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1978 Plymouth Horizon would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Nissan Qashqai is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Nissan Qashqai (148 HP) has 73 more horse power than 1978 Plymouth Horizon. (75 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Qashqai should accelerate faster than 1978 Plymouth Horizon. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Nissan Qashqai weights approximately 520 kg more than 1978 Plymouth Horizon. 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 Nissan Qashqai (320 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 198 more torque (in Nm) than 1978 Plymouth Horizon. (122 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Qashqai will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1978 Plymouth Horizon.
Compare all specifications:
|2009 Nissan Qashqai||1978 Plymouth Horizon|
|Engine Size||1995 cc||1715 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||148 HP||75 HP|
|Torque||320 Nm||122 Nm|
|Torque RPM||2000 RPM||3200 RPM|
|Number of Doors||5 doors||5 doors|
|Vehicle Weight||1520 kg||1000 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4320 mm||4190 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1790 mm||1680 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1620 mm||1360 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2640 mm||2530 mm|