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2001 Toyota Avensis vs. 2005 Volvo S40

To start off, 2005 Volvo S40 is newer by 4 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 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Toyota Avensis is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Toyota Avensis (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 24 more horse power than 2005 Volvo S40. (124 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Avensis should accelerate faster than 2005 Volvo S40. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 105 kg more than 2005 Volvo S40. 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 27 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Volvo S40. (165 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2001 Toyota Avensis will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Volvo S40. 2001 Toyota Avensis has automatic transmission and 2005 Volvo S40 has manual transmission. 2005 Volvo S40 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 2005 Volvo S40
Make Toyota Volvo
Model Avensis S40
Year Released 2001 2005
Body Type Station Wagon Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1997 cc 1798 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 124 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 192 Nm 165 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 83.1 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 10.8:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 7 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1460 kg 1355 kg
Vehicle Length 4660 mm 4470 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1680 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2650 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 62 L


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