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1982 Toyota Camry vs. 1978 Toyota Tercel

To start off, 1982 Toyota Camry is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1978 Toyota Tercel. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1978 Toyota Tercel would be higher. At 1,973 cc (4 cylinders), 1982 Toyota Camry is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1982 Toyota Camry weights approximately 280 kg more than 1978 Toyota Tercel.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1982 Toyota Camry 1978 Toyota Tercel
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Camry Tercel
Year Released 1982 1978
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1973 cc 1295 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 106 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1100 kg 820 kg
Vehicle Length 4420 mm 3970 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1560 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2510 mm


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