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1976 Ford Taunus vs. 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer

To start off, 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer is newer by 28 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 2,376 cc (4 cylinders), 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer (160 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 71 more horse power than 1976 Ford Taunus. (89 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer should accelerate faster than 1976 Ford Taunus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer weights approximately 175 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, 2004 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, 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer (220 Nm) has 71 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Ford Taunus. (149 Nm). This means 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Ford Taunus.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Ford Taunus 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer
Make Ford Mitsubishi
Model Taunus Lancer
Year Released 1976 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1993 cc 2376 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 89 HP 160 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 149 Nm 220 Nm
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1115 kg 1290 kg
Vehicle Length 4450 mm 4590 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2590 mm 2550 mm


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