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1976 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 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 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight would be higher. At 4,293 cc (8 cylinders), 1976 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Toyota Avensis (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 40 more horse power than 1976 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight. (108 HP @ 3400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Avensis should accelerate faster than 1976 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight weights approximately 240 kg more than 2001 Toyota Avensis.

Because 1976 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 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 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight. 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 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight (279 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 87 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (192 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1976 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Toyota Avensis.

Compare all specifications:

1976 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 2001 Toyota Avensis
Make Oldsmobile Toyota
Model Eighty-Eight Avensis
Year Released 1976 2001
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4293 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 108 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 3400 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 279 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1700 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 5550 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1950 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2960 mm 2710 mm


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