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2001 Toyota Avensis vs. 2008 Opel Insignia

To start off, 2008 Opel Insignia is newer by 7 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 19 more horse power than 2008 Opel Insignia. (129 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Avensis should accelerate faster than 2008 Opel Insignia.

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, 2008 Opel Insignia (300 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 108 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (192 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Opel Insignia will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Toyota Avensis.

Compare all specifications:

2001 Toyota Avensis 2008 Opel Insignia
Make Toyota Opel
Model Avensis Insignia
Year Released 2001 2008
Body Type Station Wagon Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1997 cc 1956 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 129 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 192 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 1750 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 7 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4660 mm 4830 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1856 mm
Vehicle Height 1680 mm 1498 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2737 mm


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