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1971 Toyota Corolla vs. 2005 Toyota Camry

To start off, 2005 Toyota Camry is newer by 34 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 2,997 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Toyota Camry is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Toyota Camry (201 HP @ 3400 RPM) has 139 more horse power than 1971 Toyota Corolla. (62 HP @ 6600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Toyota Camry should accelerate faster than 1971 Toyota Corolla. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Toyota Camry weights approximately 830 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.

Because 1971 Toyota Corolla is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1971 Toyota Corolla. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Toyota Camry, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2005 Toyota Camry (304 Nm) has 209 more torque (in Nm) than 1971 Toyota Corolla. (95 Nm). This means 2005 Toyota Camry will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1971 Toyota Corolla.

Compare all specifications:

1971 Toyota Corolla 2005 Toyota Camry
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Corolla Camry
Year Released 1971 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1166 cc 2997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 62 HP 201 HP
Engine RPM 6600 RPM 3400 RPM
Torque 95 Nm 304 Nm
Engine Bore Size 75 mm 87 mm
Engine Stroke Size 66 mm 83 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 780 kg 1610 kg
Vehicle Length 3950 mm 4810 mm
Vehicle Width 1510 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2790 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 46 L 70 L


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