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1982 Toyota Camry vs. 1997 Toyota Previa

To start off, 1997 Toyota Previa is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 Toyota Camry. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Toyota Camry would be higher. At 2,438 cc (4 cylinders), 1997 Toyota Previa is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1997 Toyota Previa (132 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 26 more horse power than 1982 Toyota Camry. (106 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1997 Toyota Previa should accelerate faster than 1982 Toyota Camry. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1997 Toyota Previa weights approximately 520 kg more than 1982 Toyota Camry. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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. Let's talk about torque, 1997 Toyota Previa (206 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 40 more torque (in Nm) than 1982 Toyota Camry. (166 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1997 Toyota Previa will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1982 Toyota Camry.

Compare all specifications:

1982 Toyota Camry 1997 Toyota Previa
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Camry Previa
Year Released 1982 1997
Body Type Station Wagon Minivan
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 1973 cc 2438 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 106 HP 132 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 166 Nm 206 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84.1 mm 95 mm
Engine Stroke Size 89 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.5:1 9.3:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 8 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1100 kg 1620 kg
Vehicle Length 4420 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1830 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2530 mm


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