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1972 Mercury Montego vs. 2002 Subaru Outback

To start off, 2002 Subaru Outback is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Mercury Montego. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Mercury Montego would be higher. At 4,095 cc (6 cylinders), 1972 Mercury Montego is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Subaru Outback (154 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 57 more horse power than 1972 Mercury Montego. (97 HP @ 3600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Subaru Outback should accelerate faster than 1972 Mercury Montego. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1972 Mercury Montego weights approximately 205 kg more than 2002 Subaru Outback.

Because 2002 Subaru Outback is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1972 Mercury Montego. 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. Let's talk about torque, 1972 Mercury Montego (248 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 24 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Subaru Outback. (224 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 1972 Mercury Montego will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Subaru Outback. 2002 Subaru Outback has automatic transmission and 1972 Mercury Montego has manual transmission. 1972 Mercury Montego will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Subaru Outback will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1972 Mercury Montego 2002 Subaru Outback
Make Mercury Subaru
Model Montego Outback
Year Released 1972 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4095 cc 2457 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Horse Power 97 HP 154 HP
Engine RPM 3600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 248 Nm 224 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 3600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93.5 mm 99.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.3 mm 79 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 6 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1695 kg 1490 kg
Vehicle Length 5300 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 2010 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1550 mm
Wheelbase Size 3010 mm 2660 mm


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