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 5,766 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 414 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|
|Engine Size||3798 cc||5766 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||8 cylinders||8 cylinders|
|Horse Power||0 HP||152 HP|
|Number of Doors||2 doors||2 doors|
|Vehicle Weight||1620 kg||2034 kg|
|Vehicle Length||5090 mm||5480 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1860 mm||2010 mm|