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2001 Toyota Avensis vs. 2007 Volkswagen Golf

To start off, 2007 Volkswagen Golf is newer by 6 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 47 more horse power than 2007 Volkswagen Golf. (101 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Avensis should accelerate faster than 2007 Volkswagen Golf. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 251 kg more than 2007 Volkswagen Golf. 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 44 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Volkswagen Golf. (148 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2001 Toyota Avensis will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Volkswagen Golf. 2001 Toyota Avensis has automatic transmission and 2007 Volkswagen Golf has manual transmission. 2007 Volkswagen Golf 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 2007 Volkswagen Golf
Make Toyota Volkswagen
Model Avensis Golf
Year Released 2001 2007
Body Type Station Wagon Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1997 cc 1594 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 101 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 192 Nm 148 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 77.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 10.5:1
Top Speed 180 km/hour 184 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 12.1 seconds 11.4 seconds
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 1209 kg
Vehicle Length 4660 mm 4210 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1680 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.9 L/100km 7.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 55 L


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