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1991 Mazda 323 vs. 2001 Toyota Avensis

To start off, 2001 Toyota Avensis is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1991 Mazda 323. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1991 Mazda 323 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 74 more horse power than 1991 Mazda 323. (74 HP @ 6200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Avensis should accelerate faster than 1991 Mazda 323. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 535 kg more than 1991 Mazda 323. 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 88 more torque (in Nm) than 1991 Mazda 323. (104 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 2001 Toyota Avensis will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1991 Mazda 323. 2001 Toyota Avensis has automatic transmission and 1991 Mazda 323 has manual transmission. 1991 Mazda 323 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:

1991 Mazda 323 2001 Toyota Avensis
Make Mazda Toyota
Model 323 Avensis
Year Released 1991 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1324 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 74 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 104 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 925 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 4040 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1680 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2460 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 60 L


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