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2006 Hyundai Terracan vs. 2012 Chevrolet Cruze

To start off, 2012 Chevrolet Cruze is newer by 6 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 23 more horse power than 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. (138 HP @ 4900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan should accelerate faster than 2012 Chevrolet Cruze.

Because 2006 Hyundai Terracan is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. 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 146 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. (200 Nm @ 1850 RPM). This means 2006 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Chevrolet Cruze.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Hyundai Terracan 2012 Chevrolet Cruze
Make Hyundai Chevrolet
Model Terracan Cruze
Year Released 2006 2012
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2902 cc 1400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 161 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 4900 RPM
Torque 346 Nm 200 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 1850 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 4597 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1788 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1476 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2685 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 59 L


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