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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2004. - 2007.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
1999. - 2006.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4

Dimensons & Volumes

4710 mm
1860 mm
1800 mm
750 liters
2000 liters
75 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4795 mm
1875 mm
1855 mm
1080 liters
2050 liters
90 liters

Engine

Hyundai
2.9 J-Line
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2902 cc
163 hp
345 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Mitsubishi
3.2 4M41 LP
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
3200 cc
163 hp
351 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1955 kg
13.0 s
168 km/h
10.9 l/100km
7.4 l/100km
8.7 l/100km
222 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
2045 kg
12.0 s
170 km/h
12.4 l/100km
7.9 l/100km
9.5 l/100km
251 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 4 gears
1966 kg
13.4 s
172 km/h
11.9 l/100km
7.5 l/100km
9.1 l/100km
241 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 5 gears
2045 kg
13.8 s
170 km/h
13.3 l/100km
8.7 l/100km
10.5 l/100km
278 g/km

Expenses

2500 EUR
694 - 730 EUR
Price from
Tax
3450 EUR
531 - 1290 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the suv segment and utilize the same 5-door suv body style and the 4 x 4 wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Hyundai-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 163hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 163hp engine designed by Mitsubishi.

Safety

Unfortunatelly, neither of the two vehicles was submitted to the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) testing. This makes it virtually impossible for me to pick one over the other and I'm generally against buying such cars as the safety should really always come first. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. On the other hand, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the Japanese car offers a marginal difference of 5% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Hyundai does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Hyundai with an average rating of 4.6, and models under the Mitsubishi badge with 4.7 out of 5. The same official information place Terracan as average reliability-wise, and Pajero is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the Korean car rank it on average as 4.9, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.5 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Mitsubishi is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 170 kilometers per hour, 2km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the Korean car, averaging around 8.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (32 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 9% difference compared to the Japanese car.

Verdict

Hyundai appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the Japanese car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Mitsubishi being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Hyundai. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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