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1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 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 Land Cruiser. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser would be higher. At 2,982 cc (4 cylinders), 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Toyota Avensis (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 25 more horse power than 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser. (123 HP @ 3600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Avensis should accelerate faster than 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser weights approximately 350 kg more than 2001 Toyota Avensis.

Because 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2001 Toyota Avensis. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 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, 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser (295 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 103 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (192 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Toyota Avensis. 2001 Toyota Avensis has automatic transmission and 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser has manual transmission. 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 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 Land Cruiser 2001 Toyota Avensis
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Land Cruiser Avensis
Year Released 1996 2001
Body Type SUV Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2982 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 123 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 3600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 295 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1810 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 4740 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1870 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 60 L


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