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2001 Toyota Avensis vs. 1998 Toyota Camry

To start off, 2001 Toyota Avensis is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Toyota Camry. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Toyota Camry would be higher. At 2,164 cc (4 cylinders), 1998 Toyota Camry is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Toyota Avensis (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 13 more horse power than 1998 Toyota Camry. (135 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Avensis should accelerate faster than 1998 Toyota Camry. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 45 kg more than 1998 Toyota Camry. 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, 1998 Toyota Camry (196 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 4 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (192 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1998 Toyota Camry will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Toyota Avensis. 2001 Toyota Avensis has automatic transmission and 1998 Toyota Camry has manual transmission. 1998 Toyota Camry 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:

2001 Toyota Avensis 1998 Toyota Camry
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Avensis Camry
Year Released 2001 1998
Body Type Station Wagon Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1997 cc 2164 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 135 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 192 Nm 196 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 87.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 90.9 mm
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 7 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1460 kg 1415 kg
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1810 mm


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