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2005 Ford Mustang vs. 2011 Chevrolet Traverse

To start off, 2011 Chevrolet Traverse is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Ford Mustang. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Ford Mustang would be higher. At 4,015 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Ford Mustang is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Chevrolet Traverse (288 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 86 more horse power than 2005 Ford Mustang. (202 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Chevrolet Traverse should accelerate faster than 2005 Ford Mustang. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Chevrolet Traverse weights approximately 676 kg more than 2005 Ford Mustang. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Ford Mustang 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 2005 Ford Mustang. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, 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, 2011 Chevrolet Traverse (366 Nm) has 40 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Ford Mustang. (326 Nm). This means 2011 Chevrolet Traverse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Ford Mustang.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Ford Mustang 2011 Chevrolet Traverse
Make Ford Chevrolet
Model Mustang Traverse
Year Released 2005 2011
Body Type Coupe Crossover
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4015 cc 3600 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 202 HP 288 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 326 Nm 366 Nm
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1497 kg 2173 kg
Vehicle Length 4770 mm 5207 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1991 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1849 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 3020 mm
Fuel Consumption 8.4 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 12.4 L/100km 13.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 83 L


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