2005 Mitsubishi Lancer vs. 1996 Mitsubishi Carisma

To start off, 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Mitsubishi Carisma. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Mitsubishi Carisma would be higher. At 1,834 cc (4 cylinders), 1996 Mitsubishi Carisma is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1996 Mitsubishi Carisma (115 HP @ 5190 RPM) has 34 more horse power than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer. (81 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1996 Mitsubishi Carisma should accelerate faster than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1996 Mitsubishi Carisma weights approximately 50 kg more than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer. 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, 1996 Mitsubishi Carisma (162 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 42 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer. (120 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1996 Mitsubishi Carisma will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer 1996 Mitsubishi Carisma
Make Mitsubishi Mitsubishi
Model Lancer Carisma
Year Released 2005 1996
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1299 cc 1834 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 81 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5190 RPM
Torque 120 Nm 162 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1200 kg 1250 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4440 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1410 mm


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