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2006 Hyundai Terracan vs. 1979 Mercury Grand Marquis

To start off, 2006 Hyundai Terracan is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Mercury Grand Marquis. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Mercury Grand Marquis would be higher. At 4,186 cc (8 cylinders), 1979 Mercury Grand Marquis is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Hyundai Terracan (161 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 43 more horse power than 1979 Mercury Grand Marquis. (118 HP @ 3800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan should accelerate faster than 1979 Mercury Grand Marquis. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 482 kg more than 1979 Mercury Grand Marquis. 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 1979 Mercury Grand Marquis. 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 84 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Mercury Grand Marquis. (262 Nm @ 2200 RPM). This means 2006 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Mercury Grand Marquis.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Hyundai Terracan 1979 Mercury Grand Marquis
Make Hyundai Mercury
Model Terracan Grand Marquis
Year Released 2006 1979
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2902 cc 4186 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 161 HP 118 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 346 Nm 262 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 2200 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2162 kg 1680 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 5400 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1980 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2910 mm


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