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2006 Hyundai Terracan vs. 1981 Mazda Cosmo

To start off, 2006 Hyundai Terracan is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1981 Mazda Cosmo. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1981 Mazda Cosmo 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 41 more horse power than 1981 Mazda Cosmo. (120 HP @ 7000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan should accelerate faster than 1981 Mazda Cosmo. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 1012 kg more than 1981 Mazda Cosmo. 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 1981 Mazda Cosmo. 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 184 more torque (in Nm) than 1981 Mazda Cosmo. (162 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2006 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1981 Mazda Cosmo.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Hyundai Terracan 1981 Mazda Cosmo
Make Hyundai Mazda
Model Terracan Cosmo
Year Released 2006 1981
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2902 cc 2292 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 2 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 161 HP 120 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 7000 RPM
Torque 346 Nm 162 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2162 kg 1150 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2620 mm


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