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1950 Mercury Roadster vs. 2002 Subaru Outback

To start off, 2002 Subaru Outback is newer by 52 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1950 Mercury Roadster. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1950 Mercury Roadster would be higher. At 3,990 cc (8 cylinders), 1950 Mercury Roadster is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Subaru Outback (154 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 46 more horse power than 1950 Mercury Roadster. (108 HP @ 3800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Subaru Outback should accelerate faster than 1950 Mercury Roadster. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1950 Mercury Roadster weights approximately 60 kg more than 2002 Subaru Outback.

Because 2002 Subaru Outback is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1950 Mercury Roadster. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Subaru Outback will offer significantly more control. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1950 Mercury Roadster 2002 Subaru Outback
Make Mercury Subaru
Model Roadster Outback
Year Released 1950 2002
Body Type Convertible Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3990 cc 2457 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V boxer
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 154 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 5600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1550 kg 1490 kg
Vehicle Length 5260 mm 4730 mm
Wheelbase Size 2960 mm 2660 mm


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