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2001 Toyota Avensis vs. 2008 Toyota Tacoma

To start off, 2008 Toyota Tacoma 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 2,694 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Toyota Tacoma is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Toyota Tacoma (159 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 11 more horse power than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Toyota Tacoma should accelerate faster than 2001 Toyota Avensis. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 76 kg more than 2008 Toyota Tacoma.

Because 2008 Toyota Tacoma 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, 2008 Toyota Tacoma 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, 2008 Toyota Tacoma (244 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 52 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (192 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Toyota Tacoma will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Toyota Avensis. 2001 Toyota Avensis has automatic transmission and 2008 Toyota Tacoma has manual transmission. 2008 Toyota Tacoma 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 2008 Toyota Tacoma
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Avensis Tacoma
Year Released 2001 2008
Body Type Station Wagon Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1997 cc 2694 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 159 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 192 Nm 244 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3800 RPM
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 7 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1460 kg 1384 kg
Vehicle Length 4660 mm 5290 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1680 mm 1780 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 3250 mm
Fuel Consumption 7.3 L/100km 10.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 12 L/100km 14 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.9 L/100km 12.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 79 L


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