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1986 Pontiac 1000 vs. 2001 Toyota Avensis

To start off, 2001 Toyota Avensis is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Pontiac 1000. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Pontiac 1000 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 84 more horse power than 1986 Pontiac 1000. (64 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Avensis should accelerate faster than 1986 Pontiac 1000. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 500 kg more than 1986 Pontiac 1000. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1986 Pontiac 1000 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 1986 Pontiac 1000. 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 83 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Pontiac 1000. (109 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2001 Toyota Avensis will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Pontiac 1000. 2001 Toyota Avensis has automatic transmission and 1986 Pontiac 1000 has manual transmission. 1986 Pontiac 1000 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:

1986 Pontiac 1000 2001 Toyota Avensis
Make Pontiac Toyota
Model 1000 Avensis
Year Released 1986 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1599 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 64 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 109 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 960 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 4120 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1580 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2400 mm 2710 mm


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