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1988 Mitsubishi Starion vs. 2008 Mitsubishi Pajero

To start off, 2008 Mitsubishi Pajero is newer by 20 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 2,477 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Mitsubishi Pajero is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Mitsubishi Pajero (113 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 11 more horse power than 1988 Mitsubishi Starion. (102 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Mitsubishi Pajero should accelerate faster than 1988 Mitsubishi Starion. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Mitsubishi Pajero weights approximately 867 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 2008 Mitsubishi Pajero 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, 2008 Mitsubishi Pajero 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, 2008 Mitsubishi Pajero (240 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 76 more torque (in Nm) than 1988 Mitsubishi Starion. (164 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2008 Mitsubishi Pajero will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1988 Mitsubishi Starion.

Compare all specifications:

1988 Mitsubishi Starion 2008 Mitsubishi Pajero
Make Mitsubishi Mitsubishi
Model Starion Pajero
Year Released 1988 2008
Body Type Coupe SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2477 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 102 HP 113 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 164 Nm 240 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1125 kg 1992 kg


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