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2006 Hyundai Terracan vs. 2003 Lotus Esprit

To start off, 2006 Hyundai Terracan is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Lotus Esprit. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Lotus Esprit would be higher. At 2,902 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Hyundai Terracan is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Lotus Esprit (240 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 79 more horse power than 2006 Hyundai Terracan. (161 HP @ 3800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Lotus Esprit should accelerate faster than 2006 Hyundai Terracan. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 857 kg more than 2003 Lotus Esprit.

Because 2006 Hyundai Terracan is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2003 Lotus Esprit. 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 52 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Lotus Esprit. (294 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 2006 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Lotus Esprit.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Hyundai Terracan 2003 Lotus Esprit
Make Hyundai Lotus
Model Terracan Esprit
Year Released 2006 2003
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 2902 cc 1973 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 161 HP 240 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 6250 RPM
Torque 346 Nm 294 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 3750 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2162 kg 1305 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1870 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1160 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2430 mm


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