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1983 Mini MK V 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 Mini MK V. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 Mini MK V 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 107 more horse power than 1983 Mini MK V. (41 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Avensis should accelerate faster than 1983 Mini MK V. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 835 kg more than 1983 Mini MK V. 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, 2001 Toyota Avensis (192 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 122 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Mini MK V. (70 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2001 Toyota Avensis will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Mini MK V. 2001 Toyota Avensis has automatic transmission and 1983 Mini MK V has manual transmission. 1983 Mini MK V 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 Mini MK V 2001 Toyota Avensis
Make Mini Toyota
Model MK V Avensis
Year Released 1983 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 997 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 41 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 70 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 625 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 3060 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1420 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2040 mm 2710 mm


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