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1995 Mitsubishi Space Runner vs. 2001 Toyota Avensis

To start off, 2001 Toyota Avensis is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Mitsubishi Space Runner. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Mitsubishi Space Runner 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 28 more horse power than 1995 Mitsubishi Space Runner. (120 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Avensis should accelerate faster than 1995 Mitsubishi Space Runner. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 242 kg more than 1995 Mitsubishi Space Runner. 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 28 more torque (in Nm) than 1995 Mitsubishi Space Runner. (164 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2001 Toyota Avensis will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1995 Mitsubishi Space Runner. 2001 Toyota Avensis has automatic transmission and 1995 Mitsubishi Space Runner has manual transmission. 1995 Mitsubishi Space Runner 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:

1995 Mitsubishi Space Runner 2001 Toyota Avensis
Make Mitsubishi Toyota
Model Space Runner Avensis
Year Released 1995 2001
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1834 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 120 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 164 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 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 1218 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 4300 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2710 mm


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