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1971 Toyota Corolla vs. 2005 Toyota RAV4

To start off, 2005 Toyota RAV4 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 2,359 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Toyota RAV4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Toyota RAV4 (161 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 99 more horse power than 1971 Toyota Corolla. (62 HP @ 6600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Toyota RAV4 should accelerate faster than 1971 Toyota Corolla. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Toyota RAV4 weights approximately 635 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 2005 Toyota RAV4 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1971 Toyota Corolla. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Toyota RAV4 will offer significantly more control. 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 RAV4 (224 Nm) has 129 more torque (in Nm) than 1971 Toyota Corolla. (95 Nm). This means 2005 Toyota RAV4 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 RAV4
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Corolla RAV4
Year Released 1971 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1166 cc 2359 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 62 HP 161 HP
Engine RPM 6600 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 95 Nm 224 Nm
Engine Bore Size 75 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 66 mm 97 mm
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 780 kg 1415 kg
Vehicle Length 3950 mm 4240 mm
Vehicle Width 1510 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1690 mm
Wheelbase Size 2290 mm 2500 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 46 L 56 L


 

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