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1986 Subaru XT vs. 2009 Mitsubishi Shogun

To start off, 2009 Mitsubishi Shogun is newer by 23 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Subaru XT. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Subaru XT would be higher. At 3,199 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Mitsubishi Shogun is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Mitsubishi Shogun (163 HP @ 3500 RPM) has 16 more horse power than 1986 Subaru XT. (147 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Mitsubishi Shogun should accelerate faster than 1986 Subaru XT. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Mitsubishi Shogun weights approximately 262 kg more than 1986 Subaru XT. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Mitsubishi Shogun is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1986 Subaru XT. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Mitsubishi Shogun 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, 2009 Mitsubishi Shogun (373 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 162 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Subaru XT. (211 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2009 Mitsubishi Shogun will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Subaru XT. 2009 Mitsubishi Shogun has automatic transmission and 1986 Subaru XT has manual transmission. 1986 Subaru XT will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Mitsubishi Shogun will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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1986 Subaru XT 2009 Mitsubishi Shogun
Make Subaru Mitsubishi
Model XT Shogun
Year Released 1986 2009
Body Type Coupe SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2672 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 147 HP 163 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 3500 RPM
Torque 211 Nm 373 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92 mm 98.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 67 mm 105 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 17.0:1
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1278 kg 1540 kg
Vehicle Length 4460 mm 4910 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1910 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1880 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2790 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 88 L


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