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2006 Hyundai Terracan vs. 1975 Mercury Cougar

To start off, 2006 Hyundai Terracan is newer by 31 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Mercury Cougar. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Mercury Cougar would be higher. At 5,766 cc (8 cylinders), 1975 Mercury Cougar is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Hyundai Terracan (161 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 9 more horse power than 1975 Mercury Cougar. (152 HP @ 3600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan should accelerate faster than 1975 Mercury Cougar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 132 kg more than 1975 Mercury Cougar. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 Hyundai Terracan is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1975 Mercury Cougar. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan 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, 1975 Mercury Cougar (378 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 32 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Hyundai Terracan. (346 Nm @ 1750 RPM). This means 1975 Mercury Cougar will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Hyundai Terracan.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Hyundai Terracan 1975 Mercury Cougar
Make Hyundai Mercury
Model Terracan Cougar
Year Released 2006 1975
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2902 cc 5766 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 161 HP 152 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 346 Nm 378 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 1800 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2162 kg 2030 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 5480 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 2010 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2910 mm


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