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1988 Mitsubishi Starion vs. 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor

To start off, 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor is newer by 17 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 3,827 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor (212 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 110 more horse power than 1988 Mitsubishi Starion. (102 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor should accelerate faster than 1988 Mitsubishi Starion. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor weights approximately 725 kg more than 1988 Mitsubishi Starion. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor 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, 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor 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, 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor (339 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 175 more torque (in Nm) than 1988 Mitsubishi Starion. (164 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1988 Mitsubishi Starion. 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor has automatic transmission and 1988 Mitsubishi Starion has manual transmission. 1988 Mitsubishi Starion will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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1988 Mitsubishi Starion 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor
Make Mitsubishi Mitsubishi
Model Starion Endeavor
Year Released 1988 2005
Body Type Coupe SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 3827 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 102 HP 212 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 164 Nm 339 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1125 kg 1850 kg


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