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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
Make Nissan Plymouth
Model Qashqai Horizon
Year Released 2009 1978
Body Type Crossover Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1715 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 148 HP 75 HP
Torque 320 Nm 122 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3200 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
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


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