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2006 Hyundai Terracan vs. 1997 Volvo S40

To start off, 2006 Hyundai Terracan is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1997 Volvo S40. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1997 Volvo S40 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 57 more horse power than 1997 Volvo S40. (104 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan should accelerate faster than 1997 Volvo S40. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 937 kg more than 1997 Volvo S40. 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 1997 Volvo S40. 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 203 more torque (in Nm) than 1997 Volvo S40. (143 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2006 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1997 Volvo S40.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Hyundai Terracan 1997 Volvo S40
Make Hyundai Volvo
Model Terracan S40
Year Released 2006 1997
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2902 cc 1587 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 161 HP 104 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 346 Nm 143 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 4200 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2162 kg 1225 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 4490 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2560 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 68 L


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