Mercury Mountaineer I 4.0 205HP vs Land Rover Defender I 110 2.3 75HP

Mercury Mountaineer I 4.0 205HP

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6 reasons for

Mercury Mountaineer I, model available from 1997 to 2001.
It has 4.0 205HP petrol engine produced from 1998 to 2001.
Drive has manual gearbox.

4 reasons for

Land Rover Defender I 110, model available from 1983 to 1990.
It has 2.3 75HP petrol engine produced from 1983 to 1985.
Drive has manual gearbox.

Land Rover Defender I 110 2.3 75HP
Mercury

6 reasons for Mercury Mountaineer I 4.0 205KM in comparison to Land Rover Defender I 110 2.3 75HP

Reasons for
135

Maximal power

205 > 75 hp
The Mercury has 130 horsepowers more horsepower than Land Rover Defender I 110 2.3 75HP. The Mercury Mountaineer I will be distinctly more dynamically speed up because of grater horsepower. Also overtaking cars or obstacles should be much more easier for a car equipped with stronger motor.
15

Wheelbase

2,844 > 2,790 mm
The Mercury has 54 millimeters longer wheelbase when compared to Land Rover. As a result the Mercury is more safe and has a better stability. What is more, longer wheelbase affects convenient and more comfortable riding.
6

Length

4,852 > 4,445 mm
The Mercury Mountaineer I is 9 % longer when compared to the Land Rover Defender I 110 2.3 75HP. Long vehicles have roomy cabin and usually provide bigger trunk. Although the Mercury occurs to be better choice for families or drivers who love the idea of soft, smooth long-distance driving that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Land Rover may be more appropriate to city drivers because it will not cause problems with parking and will have smaller turning radius.
3

Number of doors

5 > 4
A 5-door car generally is a hatchback (however estate cars also count as 5-door cars) and for that reason the Mercury Mountaineer I, which whole rear including the window lifts up and the rear seats folds flat making more room, has an advantage on the 4-door Land Rover Defender I 110 with the hinges for the boot that opens under the rear window.
1

Model release date

1997 > 1983
0

End of model sale

2001 > 1990

Land Rover

4 reasons for Land Rover Defender I 110 2.3 75KM in comparison to Mercury Mountaineer I 4.0 205HP

Reasons for
22

Width

1,794 > 1,785 mm
Distance between two sides of a car influences on the amount of space for passengers and also stability on road. The Land Rover is widther only by 1 % in comparison to the Mercury Mountaineer I and is not really important. The medium for the „large SUV” segment amounts to around 1,866 mm and is by 72 millimeters bigger than the same feature of the Land Rover Defender I 110.
9

Ground clearance

215 > 179 mm
Ground clearance is the minimum distance between the car body and the ground. As far as the two compared vehicles are concerned, it is the Land Rover Defender I that has 36 millimeters higher ground clearance than the Mercury Mountaineer I. This is why the Land Rover Defender I 110 2.3 75HP will deal better with dirt roads and obstacles in the city. However, the higher ground clearance equals a higher center of gravity, which can adversely affect the handling of the car.
3

Price range

luxury > popular
1

Height

2,033 > 1,800 mm
The higher a car is, the better is the comfort of boarding it and greater capacity of loading big amount of stuff to it. The difference between these two cars that amounts to 233 millimeters to the advantage of the Land Rover Defender I 110 2.3 75HP is little and does not matter much.

Cars specifications

Mercury Mountaineer I 4.0 205HP Land Rover Defender I 110 2.3 75HP
    Price range popular luxury
    Model release date 1997 1983
    Facelifting no no
    Class full-size SUV full-size SUV
    End of model sale 2001 1990
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