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2001 Mercury Sable vs. 2009 Tata Indica

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Mercury Sable. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Mercury Sable would be higher. At 2,986 cc (6 cylinders), 2001 Mercury Sable is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Mercury Sable (153 HP @ 4900 RPM) has 79 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2001 Mercury Sable should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Mercury Sable weights approximately 505 kg more than 2009 Tata Indica. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 Sable (252 Nm @ 3950 RPM) has 137 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2001 Mercury Sable will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica. 2001 Mercury Sable has automatic transmission and 2009 Tata Indica has manual transmission. 2009 Tata Indica will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2001 Mercury Sable will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2001 Mercury Sable 2009 Tata Indica
Make Mercury Tata
Model Sable Indica
Year Released 2001 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2986 cc 1405 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 153 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 4900 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 252 Nm 115 Nm
Torque RPM 3950 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89 mm 75.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79 mm 79.5 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 6 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1510 kg 1005 kg
Vehicle Length 5100 mm 3680 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1670 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 85 L 37 L


 

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