2005 Mitsubishi Lancer vs. 1986 Mitsubishi Starion

To start off, 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Mitsubishi Starion. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Mitsubishi Starion would be higher. At 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 1986 Mitsubishi Starion is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1986 Mitsubishi Starion (102 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 21 more horse power than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer. (81 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1986 Mitsubishi Starion should accelerate faster than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer weights approximately 75 kg more than 1986 Mitsubishi Starion.

Because 1986 Mitsubishi Starion 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 1986 Mitsubishi Starion. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer, 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, 1986 Mitsubishi Starion (164 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 44 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer. (120 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1986 Mitsubishi Starion will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer 1986 Mitsubishi Starion
Make Mitsubishi Mitsubishi
Model Lancer Starion
Year Released 2005 1986
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1299 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 81 HP 102 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 120 Nm 164 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1200 kg 1125 kg


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