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1984 Maserati 420 vs. 2001 Toyota Avensis

To start off, 2001 Toyota Avensis is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1984 Maserati 420. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1984 Maserati 420 would be higher. At 2,491 cc (6 cylinders), 1984 Maserati 420 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1984 Maserati 420 (197 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 49 more horse power than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (148 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1984 Maserati 420 should accelerate faster than 2001 Toyota Avensis. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 280 kg more than 1984 Maserati 420.

Because 1984 Maserati 420 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 1984 Maserati 420. 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, 1984 Maserati 420 (308 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 116 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (192 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1984 Maserati 420 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Toyota Avensis.

Compare all specifications:

1984 Maserati 420 2001 Toyota Avensis
Make Maserati Toyota
Model 420 Avensis
Year Released 1984 2001
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2491 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 197 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 308 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1180 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2710 mm


 

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