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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer vs. 1998 Toyota Land Cruiser

To start off, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Toyota Land Cruiser. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Toyota Land Cruiser would be higher. At 4,164 cc (6 cylinders), 1998 Toyota Land Cruiser is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Toyota Land Cruiser (218 HP @ 3400 RPM) has 70 more horse power than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1998 Toyota Land Cruiser should accelerate faster than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Toyota Land Cruiser weights approximately 1145 kg more than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1998 Toyota Land Cruiser 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 Toyota Land Cruiser 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, 1998 Toyota Land Cruiser (441 Nm @ 1400 RPM) has 243 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. (198 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 1998 Toyota Land Cruiser will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer.

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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer 1998 Toyota Land Cruiser
Make Mitsubishi Toyota
Model Lancer Land Cruiser
Year Released 2012 1998
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2000 cc 4164 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 218 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 3400 RPM
Torque 198 Nm 441 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 1400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type CVT Automatic
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1325 kg 2470 kg
Vehicle Length 4572 mm 4900 mm
Vehicle Width 1763 mm 1950 mm
Vehicle Height 1491 mm 1890 mm
Wheelbase Size 2634 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 60 L


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