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2006 Hyundai Terracan vs. 1978 Mazda RX-2

To start off, 2006 Hyundai Terracan is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1978 Mazda RX-2. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1978 Mazda RX-2 would be higher. At 2,902 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Hyundai Terracan is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Hyundai Terracan (161 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 43 more horse power than 1978 Mazda RX-2. (118 HP @ 6500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan should accelerate faster than 1978 Mazda RX-2. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 1202 kg more than 1978 Mazda RX-2. 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 1978 Mazda RX-2. 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, 2006 Hyundai Terracan (346 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 189 more torque (in Nm) than 1978 Mazda RX-2. (157 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2006 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1978 Mazda RX-2.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Hyundai Terracan 1978 Mazda RX-2
Make Hyundai Mazda
Model Terracan RX-2
Year Released 2006 1978
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2902 cc 2290 cc
Engine Type in-line dual-disk rotary
Horse Power 161 HP 118 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 346 Nm 157 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 2162 kg 960 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 4160 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1590 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2480 mm


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