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2006 Hyundai Terracan vs. 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle

To start off, 2006 Hyundai Terracan is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle 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 46 more horse power than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. (115 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan should accelerate faster than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 764 kg more than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. 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 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. 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 175 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle. (171 Nm). This means 2006 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Hyundai Terracan 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle
Make Hyundai Volkswagen
Model Terracan New Beetle
Year Released 2006 2005
Body Type SUV Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2902 cc 1896 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 161 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 346 Nm 171 Nm
Engine Bore Size 97.1 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 98 mm 93 mm
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 2162 kg 1398 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 4100 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.7 L/100km 9.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 55 L


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