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1996 Mercury Cougar vs. 1982 Mercury Lynx

To start off, 1996 Mercury Cougar is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 Mercury Lynx. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Mercury Lynx would be higher. At 3,798 cc (8 cylinders), 1996 Mercury Cougar is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1996 Mercury Cougar weights approximately 670 kg more than 1982 Mercury Lynx.

Because 1996 Mercury Cougar is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1996 Mercury Cougar. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1982 Mercury Lynx, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 1982 Mercury Lynx
Make Mercury Mercury
Model Cougar Lynx
Year Released 1996 1982
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3798 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 70 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 1620 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 5090 mm 4170 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1680 mm


 

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