The horsepower is a characteristic that most of drivers pay the biggest attention to. In this case, it is the Mercury Mountaineer II which has by 21 % horsepower more in relation to the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport I, which makes this car somewhat better in terms of high speed. With more horsepower the Mercury will also provide slightly more efficiency in specific gears.
Width of a car directly influences on room in the cabin and also stability while driving. The Mercury Mountaineer II is widther by 145 millimeters in relation to the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport I and is not really important. The average for the „large off-road 4x4” segment is approximately 1,866 mm and is by 26 mm bigger than the width of the Mercury Mountaineer II 4.0 205HP.
The Mercury Mountaineer II has 179 mm longer wheelbase in comparison to Mitsubishi Pajero Sport I 3.0 V6 170HP automatic 4x4. Thanks to this the Mercury is safer and has a better stability. What is more, longer wheelbase influences on convenient and more comfortable traveling.
Ground clearance is defined as the space between the car body and the ground. As for these two cars, it is the Mercury Mountaineer II 4.0 205HP which has 18 millimeters higher ground clearance in relation to the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport I 3.0 V6 170HP automatic 4x4. This is why the Mercury Mountaineer II will cope better with rough terrain and obstacles in the city. There is olso one minus - the higher ground clearance equals a higher center of gravity, which can negatively affect the handling of the car.
The Mercury is 5 % longer than the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport I 3.0 V6 170HP automatic 4x4. Long vehicles have roomy cabin and in most cases have bigger trunk. Although the Mercury Mountaineer II 4.0 205HP occurs to be better choice for families or persons who value soft, smooth long-distance driving that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Mitsubishi may appeal to singles because it will not make problems with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.
Model release date
Manufacture of the older car started much more earlier than Mitsubishi Pajero Sport I 3.0 V6 170HP automatic 4x4 hence it seems to be right to assume that this vehicle gives way to Mercury Mountaineer II because it has significantly less advanced parts used.
If you are a tall man or you carry in the trunk stuffs of large dimensions, the Mercury, which is by 6 % higher than the Mitsubishi, is better pick for you. However, presented cars do not vary much in its height and it should not be much observable.