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2006 Hyundai Terracan vs. 2009 Hyundai Elantra

To start off, 2009 Hyundai Elantra is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Hyundai Terracan. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Hyundai Terracan 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 42 more horse power than 2009 Hyundai Elantra. (119 HP @ 6200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan should accelerate faster than 2009 Hyundai Elantra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 909 kg more than 2009 Hyundai Elantra. 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 2009 Hyundai Elantra. 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 193 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Hyundai Elantra. (153 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2006 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Hyundai Elantra.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Hyundai Terracan 2009 Hyundai Elantra
Make Hyundai Hyundai
Model Terracan Elantra
Year Released 2006 2009
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2902 cc 1590 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 161 HP 119 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 346 Nm 153 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 97.1 mm 77 mm
Engine Stroke Size 98 mm 85.4 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Acceleration 0-100mph 13 seconds 11 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2162 kg 1253 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 4510 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1500 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1780 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.7 L/100km 7.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 53 L


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