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1983 Mazda Cosmo vs. 2001 Toyota Avensis

To start off, 2001 Toyota Avensis is newer by 18 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1983 Mazda Cosmo. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 Mazda Cosmo 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 55 more horse power than 1983 Mazda Cosmo. (93 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Avensis should accelerate faster than 1983 Mazda Cosmo. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 370 kg more than 1983 Mazda Cosmo. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1983 Mazda Cosmo 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 1983 Mazda Cosmo. 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 43 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Mazda Cosmo. (149 Nm @ 3300 RPM). This means 2001 Toyota Avensis will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Mazda Cosmo. 2001 Toyota Avensis has automatic transmission and 1983 Mazda Cosmo has manual transmission. 1983 Mazda Cosmo 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:

1983 Mazda Cosmo 2001 Toyota Avensis
Make Mazda Toyota
Model Cosmo Avensis
Year Released 1983 2001
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1769 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 93 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 149 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 3300 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 80 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 86 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1090 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2710 mm


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