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1972 Plymouth Valiant vs. 2001 Toyota Avensis

To start off, 2001 Toyota Avensis is newer by 29 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Plymouth Valiant. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Plymouth Valiant would be higher. At 3,678 cc (6 cylinders), 1972 Plymouth Valiant is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Toyota Avensis (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 39 more horse power than 1972 Plymouth Valiant. (109 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Avensis should accelerate faster than 1972 Plymouth Valiant. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 150 kg more than 1972 Plymouth Valiant. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1972 Plymouth Valiant 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 1972 Plymouth Valiant. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Avensis, 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, 1972 Plymouth Valiant (251 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 59 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (192 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1972 Plymouth Valiant will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Toyota Avensis.

Compare all specifications:

1972 Plymouth Valiant 2001 Toyota Avensis
Make Plymouth Toyota
Model Valiant Avensis
Year Released 1972 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3678 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 109 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 251 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86.4 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 104.6 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.4:1 9.8:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1310 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 4790 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2750 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 60 L


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