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1988 Mitsubishi Starion vs. 1978 Mitsubishi Lancer

To start off, 1988 Mitsubishi Starion is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1978 Mitsubishi Lancer. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1978 Mitsubishi Lancer would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 1988 Mitsubishi Starion is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1988 Mitsubishi Starion (102 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 49 more horse power than 1978 Mitsubishi Lancer. (53 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1988 Mitsubishi Starion should accelerate faster than 1978 Mitsubishi Lancer. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1988 Mitsubishi Starion weights approximately 265 kg more than 1978 Mitsubishi Lancer. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 1988 Mitsubishi Starion (164 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 79 more torque (in Nm) than 1978 Mitsubishi Lancer. (85 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1988 Mitsubishi Starion will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1978 Mitsubishi Lancer.

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1988 Mitsubishi Starion 1978 Mitsubishi Lancer
Make Mitsubishi Mitsubishi
Model Starion Lancer
Year Released 1988 1978
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1238 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 102 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 164 Nm 85 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1125 kg 860 kg


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