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1996 Citroen XM vs. 2001 Toyota Avensis

To start off, 2001 Toyota Avensis is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Citroen XM. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Citroen XM 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 33 more horse power than 1996 Citroen XM. (115 HP @ 5750 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Avensis should accelerate faster than 1996 Citroen XM. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 180 kg more than 1996 Citroen XM. 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 18 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Citroen XM. (174 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2001 Toyota Avensis will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Citroen XM. 2001 Toyota Avensis has automatic transmission and 1996 Citroen XM has manual transmission. 1996 Citroen XM 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:

1996 Citroen XM 2001 Toyota Avensis
Make Citroen Toyota
Model XM Avensis
Year Released 1996 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1996 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 5750 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 174 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.8:1 9.8:1
Top Speed 193 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1280 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.9 L/100km 8.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L 60 L


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