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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
Make Hyundai Volvo
Model Terracan 343
Year Released 2006 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2902 cc 1397 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 161 HP 70 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 346 Nm 108 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 990 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 4210 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1400 mm


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