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1996 Mercury Cougar vs. 1972 Mercury Cougar

To start off, 1996 Mercury Cougar is newer by 24 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Mercury Cougar. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Mercury Cougar would be higher. At 5,769 cc (8 cylinders), 1972 Mercury Cougar is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1972 Mercury Cougar weights approximately 36 kg more than 1996 Mercury Cougar.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1996 Mercury Cougar 1972 Mercury Cougar
Make Mercury Mercury
Model Cougar Cougar
Year Released 1996 1972
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3798 cc 5769 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 167 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1620 kg 1656 kg
Vehicle Length 5090 mm 5080 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1920 mm


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