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1996 Toyota Celica 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 Toyota Celica. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Toyota Celica would be higher. At 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Toyota Avensis is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1996 Toyota Celica (173 HP @ 7000 RPM) has 25 more horse power than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (148 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1996 Toyota Celica should accelerate faster than 2001 Toyota Avensis. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 280 kg more than 1996 Toyota Celica.

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 14 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Toyota Celica. (178 Nm @ 4800 RPM). This means 2001 Toyota Avensis will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Toyota Celica. 2001 Toyota Avensis has automatic transmission and 1996 Toyota Celica has manual transmission. 1996 Toyota Celica 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 Toyota Celica 2001 Toyota Avensis
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Celica Avensis
Year Released 1996 2001
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1986 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 173 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 7000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 178 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.4:1 9.8:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1180 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 4430 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1310 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 60 L


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