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1975 Toyota Corona vs. 2008 Toyota RAV4

To start off, 2008 Toyota RAV4 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 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Toyota RAV4 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Toyota RAV4 weights approximately 264 kg more than 1975 Toyota Corona.

Because 2008 Toyota RAV4 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1975 Toyota Corona. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 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, 2008 Toyota RAV4 (192 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 57 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Toyota Corona. (135 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2008 Toyota RAV4 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 RAV4
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Corona RAV4
Year Released 1975 2008
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 0 HP
Torque 135 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1000 kg 1264 kg
Vehicle Length 4260 mm 3810 mm
Vehicle Width 1620 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2290 mm


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