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1997 Dodge Viper vs. 2001 Toyota Avensis

To start off, 2001 Toyota Avensis is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1997 Dodge Viper. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1997 Dodge Viper would be higher. At 7,986 cc (10 cylinders), 1997 Dodge Viper is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1997 Dodge Viper (415 HP) has 267 more horse power than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (148 HP). In normal driving conditions, 1997 Dodge Viper should accelerate faster than 2001 Toyota Avensis. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1997 Dodge Viper weights approximately 46 kg more than 2001 Toyota Avensis. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1997 Dodge Viper is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1997 Dodge Viper. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Avensis, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 1997 Dodge Viper (664 Nm) has 472 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (192 Nm). This means 1997 Dodge Viper will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Toyota Avensis. 2001 Toyota Avensis has automatic transmission and 1997 Dodge Viper has manual transmission. 1997 Dodge Viper 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:

1997 Dodge Viper 2001 Toyota Avensis
Make Dodge Toyota
Model Viper Avensis
Year Released 1997 2001
Body Type Roadster Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7986 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 10 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 415 HP 148 HP
Torque 664 Nm 192 Nm
Engine Bore Size 101.7 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 98.6 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.6:1 9.8:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1506 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 4450 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1930 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1120 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 60 L


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