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2006 Hyundai Terracan vs. 2012 Toyota Matrix

To start off, 2012 Toyota Matrix 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 3 more horse power than 2012 Toyota Matrix. (158 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan should accelerate faster than 2012 Toyota Matrix.

Because 2006 Hyundai Terracan is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2012 Toyota Matrix. 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 127 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Toyota Matrix. (219 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2006 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Toyota Matrix.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Hyundai Terracan 2012 Toyota Matrix
Make Hyundai Toyota
Model Terracan Matrix
Year Released 2006 2012
Body Type SUV Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2902 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 161 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 346 Nm 219 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1765 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1549 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2601 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 50 L


 

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