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1978 Hyundai Pony vs. 2001 Toyota Avensis

To start off, 2001 Toyota Avensis is newer by 23 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1978 Hyundai Pony. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1978 Hyundai Pony would be higher. At 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Toyota Avensis is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 520 kg more than 1978 Hyundai Pony.

Because 1978 Hyundai Pony 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 1978 Hyundai Pony. 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. 2001 Toyota Avensis has automatic transmission and 1978 Hyundai Pony has manual transmission. 1978 Hyundai Pony 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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1978 Hyundai Pony 2001 Toyota Avensis
Make Hyundai Toyota
Model Pony Avensis
Year Released 1978 2001
Body Type Station Wagon Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1439 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 148 HP
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 940 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 4000 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1580 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2350 mm 2710 mm


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