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2000 Chrysler ESX 3 vs. 2006 Hyundai Terracan

To start off, 2006 Hyundai Terracan is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2000 Chrysler ESX 3. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2000 Chrysler ESX 3 would be higher. At 2,902 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Hyundai Terracan is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Hyundai Terracan (161 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 87 more horse power than 2000 Chrysler ESX 3. (74 HP @ 6400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan should accelerate faster than 2000 Chrysler ESX 3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 542 kg more than 2000 Chrysler ESX 3. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 Hyundai Terracan is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2000 Chrysler ESX 3. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan 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, 2006 Hyundai Terracan (346 Nm) has 14 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 Chrysler ESX 3. (332 Nm). This means 2006 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 Chrysler ESX 3.

Compare all specifications:

2000 Chrysler ESX 3 2006 Hyundai Terracan
Make Chrysler Hyundai
Model ESX 3 Terracan
Year Released 2000 2006
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1499 cc 2902 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 74 HP 161 HP
Engine RPM 6400 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 332 Nm 346 Nm
Drive Type Front 4WD
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1620 kg 2162 kg
Vehicle Length 4910 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1870 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1800 mm
Wheelbase Size 3000 mm 2760 mm


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