The primitive, Cessna 172 and Cessna 182 are indistinguishable from each other. Both are 4 seats with high wing planes supporting each wing. But pilots are significantly different from aircraft.
The most important difference between 172 and 182 is the engines. Both have been manufactured for more than 40 years, and at this time they came from a number of engines from the factory. As the 172N was introduced in 1977, the factory-standard engine produced 160 hp. Prior to that, the engine 172 moves between 145 and 160 hp. Many older aircraft have been developed in the aftermarket with higher performance engines, including the popular 180 horsepower. variant. All of these changes are implemented by the FAA-issued STC or supplementary certificate.
Although 182 was powered by a number of different engines, standard non-turbo models were always tested at 230 hp. This difference in horsepower has a number of consequences. One of course is speed. The 182 15-20 knots are faster than a 172. It can rise faster at 200 ft / min. Generally, larger planes can have a higher weight. The standard late model 172 maximum weight is 2450 lbs, 182 3100 lbs. Not all of these differences are a useful load, the empty 182 kb. 300 lbs. He's harder than his cousin.
The difference between numbers 172 and 182 is not as simple as specifications and performance figures. Since it's harder, 182 is a much more stable aircraft than a 172. It does not bounce around enough and keeps track of the direction you want. This is a good feature if you intend to make many devices fly. (Flying on clouds or visually without reference to the ground.)
With over 200 horsepower and adjustable threaded propeller, the 182 is also a high-performance aircraft. This means that additional training is needed to fly, both according to the insurance companies' regulations and requirements.
As far as price is concerned, the 1978 172 model typically has a low price of $ 40,000, while an equally well-equipped 182 is at least $ 20,000. An 182 will be more expensive on their own. Insurance, checks, engine repairs and operating costs will be bigger. For example, in a 182, about three gallons of fuel consumes more fuel.
One of these things is no plane any better than the other. What distinguishes the plane from how it intends to use it. If you want to operate a simple aircraft that is relatively inexpensive, then 172. If you want to use the airplane for transport purposes and want to go to the weather, the 182 would better suit the purpose. As one of the planes distinguishes from the other, donation is the nose. The A 182 has a more complete casing section covering the larger engine and a more up-to-date windshield.