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2002 Mazda Tribute vs. 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer

To start off, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Mazda Tribute. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Mazda Tribute would be higher. At 2,967 cc (6 cylinders), 2002 Mazda Tribute is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Mazda Tribute (195 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 47 more horse power than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. (148 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mazda Tribute should accelerate faster than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mazda Tribute weights approximately 265 kg more than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2002 Mazda Tribute is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Mazda Tribute 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, 2002 Mazda Tribute (270 Nm @ 4750 RPM) has 72 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. (198 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2002 Mazda Tribute will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Mazda Tribute 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer
Make Mazda Mitsubishi
Model Tribute Lancer
Year Released 2002 2012
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2967 cc 2000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 195 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 270 Nm 198 Nm
Torque RPM 4750 RPM 4200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic CVT
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1590 kg 1325 kg
Vehicle Length 4400 mm 4572 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1763 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1491 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2634 mm


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