The wheelbase of a car is the length separating its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving because of more appropriate vehicle's weight distribution. Mercury Cougar VII has 11 percent longer wheelbase distance when compared to Dodge. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the stability and steering. Thus, the mass of Mercury should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
The Mercury Cougar VII is 6 % longer than the Dodge Viper II Cabrio 8.0 V 10 420HP manual. The length of the car plays a role in respect of travelling comfort and space in the trunk. The Mercury preasumbly will be offering to it's users more space for legs. At the same time the Mercury Cougar VII will be better driven ,however, the Dodge will be a slightly easier to park because of shorter length of the body.
Number of doors
In this case a user of the Mercury Cougar VII 2.0 130HP gets a one door more as a tailgate. It will allow him to load and unload things into a trunk in more convenient way, especialy when it comes to things of large size. Passages of both cars who are to travel in the back have to enter a car through a front door which requires folding a front seat.
Model release date
The difference in debut day between presented vehicles is only 2 years, however, new technologies for automotive industry are appearing at a fast pace what may cause that the Mercury Cougar VII may have more modern technologies thanks to which everyday usage of it may be more comfortable.
If you are a tall man or you happen to carry in the trunk stuffs of large size, the Mercury Cougar VII, which is by 209 mm higher than the Dodge Viper II, is appropriate pick for you. However, presented cars do not vary much in its height and it should not be much observable.