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1953 Austin A 40 vs. 2006 Hyundai Terracan

To start off, 2006 Hyundai Terracan is newer by 53 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1953 Austin A 40. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1953 Austin A 40 would be higher. At 2,902 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Hyundai Terracan is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Hyundai Terracan (161 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 120 more horse power than 1953 Austin A 40. (41 HP @ 4300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan should accelerate faster than 1953 Austin A 40. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 1130 kg more than 1953 Austin A 40. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 Hyundai Terracan is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1953 Austin A 40. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan 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. Let's talk about torque, 2006 Hyundai Terracan (346 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 262 more torque (in Nm) than 1953 Austin A 40. (84 Nm @ 2200 RPM). This means 2006 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1953 Austin A 40.

Compare all specifications:

1953 Austin A 40 2006 Hyundai Terracan
Make Austin Hyundai
Model A 40 Terracan
Year Released 1953 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1200 cc 2902 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 41 HP 161 HP
Engine RPM 4300 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 84 Nm 346 Nm
Torque RPM 2200 RPM 1750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1032 kg 2162 kg
Vehicle Length 4060 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1870 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1800 mm
Wheelbase Size 2360 mm 2760 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 34 L 75 L


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