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1970 Ford Maverick vs. 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer

To start off, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer is newer by 42 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Ford Maverick. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Ford Maverick would be higher. At 2,782 cc (6 cylinders), 1970 Ford Maverick is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 67 more horse power than 1970 Ford Maverick. (81 HP @ 4400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer should accelerate faster than 1970 Ford Maverick. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer weights approximately 65 kg more than 1970 Ford Maverick. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1970 Ford Maverick is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1970 Ford Maverick. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer (198 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 23 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Ford Maverick. (175 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Ford Maverick.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Ford Maverick 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer
Make Ford Mitsubishi
Model Maverick Lancer
Year Released 1970 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2782 cc 2000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 81 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 175 Nm 198 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 4200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 1260 kg 1325 kg
Vehicle Length 4840 mm 4572 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1763 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1491 mm
Wheelbase Size 2800 mm 2634 mm


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