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1999 Lexus GS vs. 2010 Ford Mondeo

To start off, 2010 Ford Mondeo is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Lexus GS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Lexus GS would be higher. At 2,999 cc (6 cylinders), 1999 Lexus GS is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Lexus GS weights approximately 144 kg more than 2010 Ford Mondeo.

Because 1999 Lexus GS 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 1999 Lexus GS. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2010 Ford Mondeo, 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. Let's talk about torque, 2010 Ford Mondeo (320 Nm) has 22 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Lexus GS. (298 Nm). This means 2010 Ford Mondeo will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Lexus GS.

Compare all specifications:

1999 Lexus GS 2010 Ford Mondeo
Make Lexus Ford
Model GS Mondeo
Year Released 1999 2010
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2999 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 138 HP
Torque 298 Nm 320 Nm
Engine Bore Size 86.5 mm 85 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86.4 mm 88 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 17.9:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1720 kg 1576 kg
Vehicle Length 4810 mm 4840 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1890 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1550 mm
Wheelbase Size 2810 mm 2860 mm


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