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2009 Ford Explorer vs. 2009 Tata Indica

To start off, both 2009 Ford Explorer and 2009 Tata Indica were released in the same year (2009). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 4,606 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Ford Explorer is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Ford Explorer (292 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 218 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Ford Explorer should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Tata Indica weights approximately 39 kg more than 2009 Ford Explorer.

Because 2009 Ford Explorer is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2009 Ford Explorer. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Tata Indica, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2009 Ford Explorer (427 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 312 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2009 Ford Explorer will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica. 2009 Ford Explorer has automatic transmission and 2009 Tata Indica has manual transmission. 2009 Tata Indica will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Ford Explorer will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Ford Explorer 2009 Tata Indica
Make Ford Tata
Model Explorer Indica
Year Released 2009 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4606 cc 1405 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 292 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 5700 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 427 Nm 115 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.8:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 966 kg 1005 kg
Vehicle Length 4920 mm 3680 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1830 mm 1670 mm
Wheelbase Size 2890 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.3 L/100km 9.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 85 L 37 L


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