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2006 Hyundai Terracan vs. 1999 Pontiac Salsa

To start off, 2006 Hyundai Terracan is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Pontiac Salsa. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Pontiac Salsa 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 8 more horse power than 1999 Pontiac Salsa. (153 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan should accelerate faster than 1999 Pontiac Salsa. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 962 kg more than 1999 Pontiac Salsa. 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 1999 Pontiac Salsa. 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) has 143 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Pontiac Salsa. (203 Nm). This means 2006 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Pontiac Salsa.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Hyundai Terracan 1999 Pontiac Salsa
Make Hyundai Pontiac
Model Terracan Salsa
Year Released 2006 1999
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2902 cc 1499 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 161 HP 153 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 346 Nm 203 Nm
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 2162 kg 1200 kg
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2750 mm


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