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1996 Audi A3 vs. 2007 Toyota Sequoia

To start off, 2007 Toyota Sequoia is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Audi A3. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Audi A3 would be higher. At 4,664 cc (8 cylinders), 2007 Toyota Sequoia is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Toyota Sequoia (274 HP) has 174 more horse power than 1996 Audi A3. (100 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Toyota Sequoia should accelerate faster than 1996 Audi A3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1996 Audi A3 weights approximately 24 kg more than 2007 Toyota Sequoia.

Because 2007 Toyota Sequoia is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1996 Audi A3. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Toyota Sequoia will offer significantly more control. 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, 2007 Toyota Sequoia (426 Nm) has 290 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Audi A3. (136 Nm). This means 2007 Toyota Sequoia will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Audi A3. 2007 Toyota Sequoia has automatic transmission and 1996 Audi A3 has manual transmission. 1996 Audi A3 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2007 Toyota Sequoia will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1996 Audi A3 2007 Toyota Sequoia
Make Audi Toyota
Model A3 Sequoia
Year Released 1996 2007
Body Type Hatchback SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1595 cc 4664 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 100 HP 274 HP
Torque 136 Nm 426 Nm
Engine Bore Size 81 mm 94 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77.5 mm 84 mm
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 8 seats
Vehicle Weight 1134 kg 1110 kg
Vehicle Length 4160 mm 5190 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 2010 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1930 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 3010 mm


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