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2001 Toyota Avensis vs. 2008 Volkswagen Polo

To start off, 2008 Volkswagen Polo 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, 2008 Volkswagen Polo (200 HP) has 52 more horse power than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (148 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Volkswagen Polo should accelerate faster than 2001 Toyota Avensis. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 239 kg more than 2008 Volkswagen Polo.

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 107 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Volkswagen Polo. (85 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2001 Toyota Avensis will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Volkswagen Polo. 2001 Toyota Avensis has automatic transmission and 2008 Volkswagen Polo has manual transmission. 2008 Volkswagen Polo 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 Volkswagen Polo
Make Toyota Volkswagen
Model Avensis Polo
Year Released 2001 2008
Body Type Station Wagon Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1997 cc 1984 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 200 HP
Torque 192 Nm 85 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2400 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 10.5:1
Top Speed 180 km/hour 188 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 12.1 seconds 9.8 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 1221 kg
Vehicle Length 4660 mm 4220 mm
Vehicle Height 1680 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.9 L/100km 7.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 45 L


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