2009 Daihatsu Terios vs. 1999 Mercury Sable

To start off, 2009 Daihatsu Terios is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Mercury Sable. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Mercury Sable would be higher. At 2,986 cc (6 cylinders), 1999 Mercury Sable is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Mercury Sable weights approximately 697 kg more than 2009 Daihatsu Terios.

Because 2009 Daihatsu Terios is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1999 Mercury Sable. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Daihatsu Terios 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. 1999 Mercury Sable has automatic transmission and 2009 Daihatsu Terios has manual transmission. 2009 Daihatsu Terios will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1999 Mercury Sable will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Daihatsu Terios 1999 Mercury Sable
Make Daihatsu Mercury
Model Terios Sable
Year Released 2009 1999
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1494 cc 2986 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 104 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 6 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 905 kg 1602 kg
Vehicle Length 4060 mm 5100 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1700 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2590 mm 2760 mm


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