• Cart

2009 Tata Indica vs. 1985 Ford Meteor

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 24 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Ford Meteor. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Ford Meteor would be higher. At 1,597 cc (4 cylinders), 1985 Ford Meteor is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1985 Ford Meteor (82 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 8 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1985 Ford Meteor should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica.

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, 1985 Ford Meteor (123 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 8 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1985 Ford Meteor will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica. 1985 Ford Meteor has automatic transmission and 2009 Tata Indica has manual transmission. 2009 Tata Indica will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1985 Ford Meteor will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Tata Indica 1985 Ford Meteor
Make Tata Ford
Model Indica Meteor
Year Released 2009 1985
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1405 cc 1597 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 74 HP 82 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 115 Nm 123 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 3680 mm 4200 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1670 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2410 mm


More Comparisons


Replacing Your Front Disc Brakes Made Simple: The Definitive DIY Guide
Replace the front disc brakes of your vehicle and save money on labour cost. Read this guide to learn how. [read more]
What to look for when buying a used/second hand car.
Diligence through every step of the buying process will help you find a reliable used car and avoid any unpleasant surprises. [read more]
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Perform an Oil Change on Your Car
One of the most effective ways of saving money on car maintenance is to change the oil yourself. [read more]