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2001 Mercury Cougar vs. 1992 Vauxhall Carlton

To start off, 2001 Mercury Cougar is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1992 Vauxhall Carlton would be higher. At 2,543 cc (6 cylinders), 2001 Mercury Cougar is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Mercury Cougar (196 HP @ 6750 RPM) has 82 more horse power than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. (114 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2001 Mercury Cougar should accelerate faster than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Mercury Cougar weights approximately 172 kg more than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1992 Vauxhall Carlton 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 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2001 Mercury Cougar, 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, 2001 Mercury Cougar (228 Nm @ 5500 RPM) has 71 more torque (in Nm) than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. (157 Nm @ 4600 RPM). This means 2001 Mercury Cougar will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton.

Compare all specifications:

2001 Mercury Cougar 1992 Vauxhall Carlton
Make Mercury Vauxhall
Model Cougar Carlton
Year Released 2001 1992
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2543 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 196 HP 114 HP
Engine RPM 6750 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 228 Nm 157 Nm
Torque RPM 5500 RPM 4600 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1407 kg 1235 kg
Vehicle Length 4710 mm 4690 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2740 mm


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