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1971 Toyota Corolla vs. 1970 Toyota Corolla

To start off, 1971 Toyota Corolla is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Toyota Corolla. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Toyota Corolla would be higher. At 1,405 cc (4 cylinders), 1970 Toyota Corolla is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1970 Toyota Corolla (90 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 28 more horse power than 1971 Toyota Corolla. (62 HP @ 6600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1970 Toyota Corolla should accelerate faster than 1971 Toyota Corolla. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1970 Toyota Corolla weights approximately 50 kg more than 1971 Toyota Corolla. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1970 Toyota Corolla (118 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 23 more torque (in Nm) than 1971 Toyota Corolla. (95 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 1970 Toyota Corolla will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1971 Toyota Corolla.

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1971 Toyota Corolla 1970 Toyota Corolla
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Corolla Corolla
Year Released 1971 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1166 cc 1405 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 62 HP 90 HP
Engine RPM 6600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 95 Nm 118 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 3800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 75 mm 80 mm
Engine Stroke Size 66 mm 70 mm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 780 kg 830 kg
Vehicle Length 3950 mm 3950 mm
Vehicle Width 1510 mm 1510 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2340 mm


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