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1996 Mercury Cougar vs. 1973 Mercury Cougar

To start off, 1996 Mercury Cougar is newer by 23 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Mercury Cougar. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Mercury Cougar would be higher. At 7,542 cc (8 cylinders), 1973 Mercury Cougar is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1973 Mercury Cougar weights approximately 485 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 1973 Mercury Cougar
Make Mercury Mercury
Model Cougar Cougar
Year Released 1996 1973
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3798 cc 7542 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 213 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1620 kg 2105 kg
Vehicle Length 5090 mm 5480 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 2010 mm


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