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1974 Toyota Sprinter vs. 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer

To start off, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer is newer by 38 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Toyota Sprinter. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Toyota Sprinter would be higher. At 2,000 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer (148 HP) has 88 more horse power than 1974 Toyota Sprinter. (60 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer should accelerate faster than 1974 Toyota Sprinter. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer weights approximately 485 kg more than 1974 Toyota Sprinter. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer (198 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 101 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 Toyota Sprinter. (97 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 Toyota Sprinter.

Compare all specifications:

1974 Toyota Sprinter 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer
Make Toyota Mitsubishi
Model Sprinter Lancer
Year Released 1974 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1166 cc 2000 cc
Horse Power 60 HP 148 HP
Torque 97 Nm 198 Nm
Torque RPM 3800 RPM 4200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 840 kg 1325 kg
Vehicle Length 4000 mm 4572 mm
Vehicle Width 1580 mm 1763 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1491 mm
Wheelbase Size 2380 mm 2634 mm


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