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2011 Mazda 6 vs. 1988 Renault 19

To start off, 2011 Mazda 6 is newer by 23 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1988 Renault 19. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1988 Renault 19 would be higher. At 2,500 cc (4 cylinders), 2011 Mazda 6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Mazda 6 (170 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 91 more horse power than 1988 Renault 19. (79 HP @ 5750 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Mazda 6 should accelerate faster than 1988 Renault 19. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Mazda 6 weights approximately 544 kg more than 1988 Renault 19. 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, 2011 Mazda 6 (226 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 119 more torque (in Nm) than 1988 Renault 19. (107 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 2011 Mazda 6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1988 Renault 19.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Mazda 6 1988 Renault 19
Make Mazda Renault
Model 6 19
Year Released 2011 1988
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2500 cc 1388 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 170 HP 79 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5750 RPM
Torque 226 Nm 107 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type 5-speed automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1484 kg 940 kg
Vehicle Length 4920 mm 4160 mm
Vehicle Width 1839 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1471 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2789 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 55 L


 

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