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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer vs. 1998 Mazda Laputa

To start off, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Mazda Laputa. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Mazda Laputa would be higher. At 2,000 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 91 more horse power than 1998 Mazda Laputa. (57 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer should accelerate faster than 1998 Mazda Laputa. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer weights approximately 515 kg more than 1998 Mazda Laputa. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1998 Mazda Laputa is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1998 Mazda Laputa 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, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer (198 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 115 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Mazda Laputa. (83 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Mazda Laputa.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer 1998 Mazda Laputa
Make Mitsubishi Mazda
Model Lancer Laputa
Year Released 2012 1998
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2000 cc 658 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 57 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 198 Nm 83 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type CVT Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1325 kg 810 kg
Vehicle Length 4572 mm 3400 mm
Vehicle Width 1763 mm 1480 mm
Vehicle Height 1491 mm 1540 mm
Wheelbase Size 2634 mm 2370 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 30 L


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