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2001 Toyota Avensis vs. 1975 Toyota Publica

To start off, 2001 Toyota Avensis is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Toyota Publica. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Toyota Publica would be higher. At 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Toyota Avensis is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Toyota Avensis (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 101 more horse power than 1975 Toyota Publica. (47 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Avensis should accelerate faster than 1975 Toyota Publica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 780 kg more than 1975 Toyota Publica. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1975 Toyota Publica 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 1975 Toyota Publica. 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.

Compare all specifications:

2001 Toyota Avensis 1975 Toyota Publica
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Avensis Publica
Year Released 2001 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1997 cc 993 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 148 HP 47 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 7 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1460 kg 680 kg
Vehicle Length 4660 mm 3700 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1460 mm
Vehicle Height 1680 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2170 mm


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