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2006 Hyundai Terracan vs. 1978 Reliant Scimitar

To start off, 2006 Hyundai Terracan is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1978 Reliant Scimitar. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1978 Reliant Scimitar would be higher. At 2,993 cc (6 cylinders), 1978 Reliant Scimitar is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Hyundai Terracan (161 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 26 more horse power than 1978 Reliant Scimitar. (135 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan should accelerate faster than 1978 Reliant Scimitar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 897 kg more than 1978 Reliant Scimitar. 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 Reliant Scimitar. 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 110 more torque (in Nm) than 1978 Reliant Scimitar. (236 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2006 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1978 Reliant Scimitar.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Hyundai Terracan 1978 Reliant Scimitar
Make Hyundai Reliant
Model Terracan Scimitar
Year Released 2006 1978
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2902 cc 2993 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 161 HP 135 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 346 Nm 236 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 97.1 mm 93.7 mm
Engine Stroke Size 98 mm 72.4 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Top Speed 168 km/hour 190 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 2162 kg 1265 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 4450 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2640 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 27 L


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