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1975 Toyota Corona vs. 2002 Toyota Corolla

To start off, 2002 Toyota Corolla is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Toyota Corona. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Toyota Corona would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2002 Toyota Corolla is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Toyota Corona (84 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 1 more horse power than 2002 Toyota Corolla. (83 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Toyota Corona should accelerate faster than 2002 Toyota Corolla. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Toyota Corolla weights approximately 300 kg more than 1975 Toyota Corona.

Because 1975 Toyota Corona 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 1975 Toyota Corona. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Toyota Corolla, 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, 2002 Toyota Corolla (220 Nm @ 2200 RPM) has 85 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Toyota Corona. (135 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2002 Toyota Corolla will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Toyota Corona.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Toyota Corona 2002 Toyota Corolla
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Corona Corolla
Year Released 1975 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1587 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 84 HP 83 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 135 Nm 220 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 2200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81 mm 82.2 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77 mm 94 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1000 kg 1300 kg
Vehicle Length 4260 mm 4390 mm
Vehicle Width 1620 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2610 mm


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