So I have a few questions about horsepower and torque for you guys...

1. What’s considered the ‘norm’ for hp and torque? Does it matter on the car’s size (Compact, mid-size, etc), the decade it was made it, or is it just whatever the manufacturer feels like putting into the car?

2. My pt has 150 hp with 165 lbs of torque, my prix is 200 hp with 230 lbs of torque. My dad just leased a new Kia and it has 145 hp with 130 lbs of torque. Why would they make the car’s torque smaller than the horsepower? Is it because of fuel efficiency or some other reason?

Thanks for your responses!