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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer vs. 2003 Toyota Land Cruiser

To start off, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Toyota Land Cruiser. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Toyota Land Cruiser would be higher. At 2,986 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Toyota Land Cruiser is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 148 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Toyota Land Cruiser weights approximately 621 kg more than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer.

Because 2003 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, 2003 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, 2003 Toyota Land Cruiser (328 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 130 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. (198 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2003 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 2003 Toyota Land Cruiser
Make Mitsubishi Toyota
Model Lancer Land Cruiser
Year Released 2012 2003
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2000 cc 2986 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 3400 RPM
Torque 198 Nm 328 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type CVT Automatic
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1325 kg 1946 kg
Vehicle Length 4572 mm 4820 mm
Vehicle Width 1763 mm 1890 mm
Vehicle Height 1491 mm 1880 mm
Wheelbase Size 2634 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 87 L


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