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1976 Alfa Romeo Navajo vs. 2001 Toyota Avensis

To start off, 2001 Toyota Avensis is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Alfa Romeo Navajo. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Alfa Romeo Navajo would be higher. At 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Toyota Avensis is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1976 Alfa Romeo Navajo (228 HP @ 8800 RPM) has 80 more horse power than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (148 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1976 Alfa Romeo Navajo should accelerate faster than 2001 Toyota Avensis. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 590 kg more than 1976 Alfa Romeo Navajo.

Because 1976 Alfa Romeo Navajo 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 1976 Alfa Romeo Navajo. 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, 1976 Alfa Romeo Navajo (306 Nm @ 7000 RPM) has 114 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (192 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1976 Alfa Romeo Navajo will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Toyota Avensis. 2001 Toyota Avensis has automatic transmission and 1976 Alfa Romeo Navajo has manual transmission. 1976 Alfa Romeo Navajo will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2001 Toyota Avensis will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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1976 Alfa Romeo Navajo 2001 Toyota Avensis
Make Alfa Romeo Toyota
Model Navajo Avensis
Year Released 1976 2001
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 8800 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 306 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 7000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 78 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 52.2 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 9.8:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 870 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 3810 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1060 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2710 mm


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