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1976 Ford Taunus vs. 2002 Ford Mondeo

To start off, 2002 Ford Mondeo is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Ford Taunus. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Ford Taunus would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2002 Ford Mondeo is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Ford Mondeo (144 HP @ 6150 RPM) has 55 more horse power than 1976 Ford Taunus. (89 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Ford Mondeo should accelerate faster than 1976 Ford Taunus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Ford Mondeo weights approximately 168 kg more than 1976 Ford Taunus. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1976 Ford Taunus 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 1976 Ford Taunus. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Ford Mondeo, 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, 2002 Ford Mondeo (176 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 27 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Ford Taunus. (149 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2002 Ford Mondeo will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Ford Taunus.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Ford Taunus 2002 Ford Mondeo
Make Ford Ford
Model Taunus Mondeo
Year Released 1976 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1993 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 144 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6150 RPM
Torque 149 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1115 kg 1283 kg
Vehicle Length 4450 mm 4740 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2590 mm 2620 mm


 

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