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1997 Peugeot 605 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 Peugeot 605. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1997 Peugeot 605 would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 1997 Peugeot 605 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Toyota Avensis (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 12 more horse power than 1997 Peugeot 605. (136 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Avensis should accelerate faster than 1997 Peugeot 605. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 20 kg more than 1997 Peugeot 605. 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 12 more torque (in Nm) than 1997 Peugeot 605. (180 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2001 Toyota Avensis will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1997 Peugeot 605. 2001 Toyota Avensis has automatic transmission and 1997 Peugeot 605 has manual transmission. 1997 Peugeot 605 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 Peugeot 605 2001 Toyota Avensis
Make Peugeot Toyota
Model 605 Avensis
Year Released 1997 2001
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 136 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 180 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 86 mm
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Vehicle Weight 1440 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 4770 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2810 mm 2710 mm


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