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1998 Mitsubishi Pajero vs. 2006 Opel Astra

To start off, 2006 Opel Astra is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Mitsubishi Pajero. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Mitsubishi Pajero would be higher. At 2,972 cc (6 cylinders), 1998 Mitsubishi Pajero is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Mitsubishi Pajero (182 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 93 more horse power than 2006 Opel Astra. (89 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1998 Mitsubishi Pajero should accelerate faster than 2006 Opel Astra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Mitsubishi Pajero weights approximately 610 kg more than 2006 Opel Astra. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1998 Mitsubishi Pajero is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2006 Opel Astra. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1998 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, 1998 Mitsubishi Pajero (255 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 130 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Opel Astra. (125 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1998 Mitsubishi Pajero will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Opel Astra.

Compare all specifications:

1998 Mitsubishi Pajero 2006 Opel Astra
Make Mitsubishi Opel
Model Pajero Astra
Year Released 1998 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2972 cc 1364 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 182 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 255 Nm 125 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1840 kg 1230 kg
Vehicle Length 4150 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1850 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2430 mm 2620 mm


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