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1976 Mitsubishi Minica 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 Mitsubishi Minica. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Mitsubishi Minica would be higher. At 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Toyota Avensis is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Toyota Avensis (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 119 more horse power than 1976 Mitsubishi Minica. (29 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Avensis should accelerate faster than 1976 Mitsubishi Minica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 930 kg more than 1976 Mitsubishi Minica. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1976 Mitsubishi Minica 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 Mitsubishi Minica. 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, 2001 Toyota Avensis (192 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 155 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Mitsubishi Minica. (37 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2001 Toyota Avensis will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Mitsubishi Minica. 2001 Toyota Avensis has automatic transmission and 1976 Mitsubishi Minica has manual transmission. 1976 Mitsubishi Minica 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.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Mitsubishi Minica 2001 Toyota Avensis
Make Mitsubishi Toyota
Model Minica Avensis
Year Released 1976 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 471 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 2 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 29 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 37 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 530 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 3000 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1300 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2010 mm 2710 mm


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