2006 Hyundai Terracan vs. 1979 Volvo 343
To start off, 2006 Hyundai Terracan is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Volvo 343. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Volvo 343 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 91 more horse power than 1979 Volvo 343. (70 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan should accelerate faster than 1979 Volvo 343. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 1172 kg more than 1979 Volvo 343. 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 Volvo 343. 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 238 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Volvo 343. (108 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2006 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Volvo 343.
Compare all specifications:
|2006 Hyundai Terracan||1979 Volvo 343|
|Engine Size||2902 cc||1397 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||161 HP||70 HP|
|Engine RPM||3800 RPM||5500 RPM|
|Torque||346 Nm||108 Nm|
|Torque RPM||1750 RPM||3500 RPM|
|Number of Seats||5 seats||5 seats|
|Vehicle Weight||2162 kg||990 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4720 mm||4210 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1870 mm||1670 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1800 mm||1400 mm|