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2006 Hyundai Terracan vs. 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe

To start off, both 2006 Hyundai Terracan and 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe were released in the same year (2006). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. 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 38 more horse power than 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe. (123 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan should accelerate faster than 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 349 kg more than 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are four wheel drive (4WD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 61 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe. (285 Nm @ 2600 RPM). This means 2006 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Hyundai Terracan 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe
Make Hyundai Hyundai
Model Terracan Santa Fe
Year Released 2006 2006
Body Type SUV SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2902 cc 1991 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 161 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 346 Nm 285 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 2600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 97.1 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 98 mm 92 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Top Speed 168 km/hour 172 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 13 seconds 13.6 seconds
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2162 kg 1813 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 4510 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1740 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.7 L/100km 7.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 65 L


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