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1975 Toyota Corona vs. 2008 Toyota Avensis

To start off, 2008 Toyota Avensis is newer by 33 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 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Toyota Avensis is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Toyota Avensis (114 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 30 more horse power than 1975 Toyota Corona. (84 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Toyota Avensis should accelerate faster than 1975 Toyota Corona. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 600 kg more than 1975 Toyota Corona. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2008 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, 2008 Toyota Avensis (250 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 115 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Toyota Corona. (135 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2008 Toyota Avensis will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Toyota Corona.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Toyota Corona 2008 Toyota Avensis
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Corona Avensis
Year Released 1975 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1587 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 84 HP 114 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 135 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81 mm 82.2 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77 mm 94 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 18.6:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Vehicle Weight 1000 kg 1600 kg
Vehicle Length 4260 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1620 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2830 mm


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