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2009 Tata Indica vs. 1988 Pontiac Grand Am

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1988 Pontiac Grand Am. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1988 Pontiac Grand Am would be higher. At 1,996 cc (4 cylinders), 1988 Pontiac Grand Am is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1988 Pontiac Grand Am (163 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 89 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1988 Pontiac Grand Am should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1988 Pontiac Grand Am weights approximately 230 kg more than 2009 Tata Indica. 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, 1988 Pontiac Grand Am (237 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 122 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1988 Pontiac Grand Am will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica. 1988 Pontiac Grand Am 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. 1988 Pontiac Grand Am will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Tata Indica 1988 Pontiac Grand Am
Make Tata Pontiac
Model Indica Grand Am
Year Released 2009 1988
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1405 cc 1996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 74 HP 163 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 115 Nm 237 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 75.1 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79.5 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1005 kg 1235 kg
Vehicle Length 3680 mm 4520 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1670 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 37 L 69 L


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