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1998 Toyota Corolla vs. 2013 Toyota Sequoia

To start off, 2013 Toyota Sequoia is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Toyota Corolla. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Toyota Corolla would be higher. At 5,700 cc (8 cylinders), 2013 Toyota Sequoia is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Toyota Sequoia (376 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 271 more horse power than 1998 Toyota Corolla. (105 HP @ 5800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Toyota Sequoia should accelerate faster than 1998 Toyota Corolla. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Toyota Sequoia weights approximately 1624 kg more than 1998 Toyota Corolla. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2013 Toyota Sequoia 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 2013 Toyota Sequoia. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1998 Toyota Corolla, 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, 2013 Toyota Sequoia (544 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 409 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Toyota Corolla. (135 Nm @ 4800 RPM). This means 2013 Toyota Sequoia will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Toyota Corolla.

Compare all specifications:

1998 Toyota Corolla 2013 Toyota Sequoia
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Corolla Sequoia
Year Released 1998 2013
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1587 cc 5700 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 105 HP 376 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 135 Nm 544 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1090 kg 2714 kg
Vehicle Length 4280 mm 5210 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 2030 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1955 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 3100 mm


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