2005 Nissan Micra vs. 1996 Nissan Terrano

To start off, 2005 Nissan Micra is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Nissan Terrano. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Nissan Terrano would be higher. At 2,663 cc (4 cylinders), 1996 Nissan Terrano is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1996 Nissan Terrano (123 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 35 more horse power than 2005 Nissan Micra. (88 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1996 Nissan Terrano should accelerate faster than 2005 Nissan Micra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1996 Nissan Terrano weights approximately 803 kg more than 2005 Nissan Micra. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1996 Nissan Terrano is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Nissan Micra. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1996 Nissan Terrano 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, 1996 Nissan Terrano (221 Nm @ 2200 RPM) has 93 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Nissan Micra. (128 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 1996 Nissan Terrano will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Nissan Micra.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Nissan Micra 1996 Nissan Terrano
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Micra Terrano
Year Released 2005 1996
Body Type Hatchback SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1386 cc 2663 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 88 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 128 Nm 221 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Vehicle Weight 1047 kg 1850 kg
Vehicle Length 3720 mm 4630 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1550 mm 1820 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2660 mm


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