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1988 Mitsubishi Starion vs. 1992 Mitsubishi Minica

To start off, 1992 Mitsubishi Minica is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1988 Mitsubishi Starion. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1988 Mitsubishi Starion 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 72 more horse power than 1992 Mitsubishi Minica. (30 HP @ 6500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1988 Mitsubishi Starion should accelerate faster than 1992 Mitsubishi Minica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1988 Mitsubishi Starion weights approximately 485 kg more than 1992 Mitsubishi Minica. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1992 Mitsubishi Minica is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1988 Mitsubishi Starion. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1992 Mitsubishi Minica 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, 1988 Mitsubishi Starion (164 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 121 more torque (in Nm) than 1992 Mitsubishi Minica. (43 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1988 Mitsubishi Starion will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1992 Mitsubishi Minica.

Compare all specifications:

1988 Mitsubishi Starion 1992 Mitsubishi Minica
Make Mitsubishi Mitsubishi
Model Starion Minica
Year Released 1988 1992
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 548 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 102 HP 30 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 164 Nm 43 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1125 kg 640 kg


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