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2006 Hyundai Terracan vs. 1980 Mercury Cougar

To start off, 2006 Hyundai Terracan is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Mercury Cougar. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Mercury Cougar 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 71 more horse power than 1980 Mercury Cougar. (90 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan should accelerate faster than 1980 Mercury Cougar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 847 kg more than 1980 Mercury Cougar. 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 1980 Mercury Cougar. 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 182 more torque (in Nm) than 1980 Mercury Cougar. (164 Nm @ 2600 RPM). This means 2006 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1980 Mercury Cougar.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Hyundai Terracan 1980 Mercury Cougar
Make Hyundai Mercury
Model Terracan Cougar
Year Released 2006 1980
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2902 cc 2301 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 161 HP 90 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 346 Nm 164 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 2600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 97.1 mm 96 mm
Engine Stroke Size 98 mm 79.5 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2162 kg 1315 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 4960 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2690 mm


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