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2001 Toyota Avensis vs. 2002 Toyota Caldina

To start off, 2002 Toyota Caldina is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Toyota Avensis. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Toyota Avensis would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2002 Toyota Caldina is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Toyota Caldina (256 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 108 more horse power than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Toyota Caldina should accelerate faster than 2001 Toyota Avensis. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Toyota Caldina weights approximately 25 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 2002 Toyota Caldina is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2001 Toyota Avensis. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Toyota Caldina will offer significantly more control. 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, 2002 Toyota Caldina (324 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 132 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (192 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2002 Toyota Caldina will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Toyota Avensis.

Compare all specifications:

2001 Toyota Avensis 2002 Toyota Caldina
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Avensis Caldina
Year Released 2001 2002
Body Type Station Wagon Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1997 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 256 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 192 Nm 324 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4400 RPM
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 7 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1460 kg 1485 kg
Vehicle Length 4660 mm 4520 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1680 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2710 mm


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