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1971 Toyota Corolla vs. 1997 Toyota Hi-Ace

To start off, 1997 Toyota Hi-Ace is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1971 Toyota Corolla. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Toyota Corolla would be higher. At 2,446 cc (4 cylinders), 1997 Toyota Hi-Ace is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1997 Toyota Hi-Ace (89 HP @ 3500 RPM) has 27 more horse power than 1971 Toyota Corolla. (62 HP @ 6600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1997 Toyota Hi-Ace should accelerate faster than 1971 Toyota Corolla. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1997 Toyota Hi-Ace weights approximately 935 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, 1997 Toyota Hi-Ace (226 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 131 more torque (in Nm) than 1971 Toyota Corolla. (95 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 1997 Toyota Hi-Ace will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1971 Toyota Corolla.

Compare all specifications:

1971 Toyota Corolla 1997 Toyota Hi-Ace
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Corolla Hi-Ace
Year Released 1971 1997
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1166 cc 2446 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 62 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 6600 RPM 3500 RPM
Torque 95 Nm 226 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 2400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 75 mm 92.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 66 mm 92 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 780 kg 1715 kg
Vehicle Length 3950 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1510 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1960 mm


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