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1982 Fiat 131 vs. 2001 Toyota Avensis

To start off, 2001 Toyota Avensis is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 Fiat 131. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Fiat 131 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 78 more horse power than 1982 Fiat 131. (70 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Avensis should accelerate faster than 1982 Fiat 131. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 435 kg more than 1982 Fiat 131. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1982 Fiat 131 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 1982 Fiat 131. 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 84 more torque (in Nm) than 1982 Fiat 131. (108 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2001 Toyota Avensis will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1982 Fiat 131. 2001 Toyota Avensis has automatic transmission and 1982 Fiat 131 has manual transmission. 1982 Fiat 131 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:

1982 Fiat 131 2001 Toyota Avensis
Make Fiat Toyota
Model 131 Avensis
Year Released 1982 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1367 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 70 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 108 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Vehicle Weight 1025 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 4270 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2500 mm 2710 mm


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