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1994 Toyota Previa vs. 1992 Vauxhall Carlton

To start off, 1994 Toyota Previa is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1992 Vauxhall Carlton would be higher. At 2,438 cc (4 cylinders), 1994 Toyota Previa is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1994 Toyota Previa (132 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 18 more horse power than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. (114 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1994 Toyota Previa should accelerate faster than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1994 Toyota Previa weights approximately 380 kg more than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1992 Vauxhall Carlton 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 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1994 Toyota Previa, 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, 1994 Toyota Previa (206 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 49 more torque (in Nm) than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. (157 Nm @ 4600 RPM). This means 1994 Toyota Previa will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton.

Compare all specifications:

1994 Toyota Previa 1992 Vauxhall Carlton
Make Toyota Vauxhall
Model Previa Carlton
Year Released 1994 1992
Body Type Minivan Sedan
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 2438 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 132 HP 114 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 206 Nm 157 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 8 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1615 kg 1235 kg
Vehicle Length 4760 mm 4690 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1830 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2740 mm


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