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2001 Toyota Tundra vs. 1996 Toyota Starlet

To start off, 2001 Toyota Tundra is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Toyota Starlet. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Toyota Starlet would be higher. At 4,700 cc (8 cylinders), 2001 Toyota Tundra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Toyota Tundra (245 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 171 more horse power than 1996 Toyota Starlet. (74 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Tundra should accelerate faster than 1996 Toyota Starlet.

Because 2001 Toyota Tundra is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2001 Toyota Tundra. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1996 Toyota Starlet, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 Tundra (427 Nm) has 326 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Toyota Starlet. (101 Nm). This means 2001 Toyota Tundra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Toyota Starlet. 2001 Toyota Tundra has automatic transmission and 1996 Toyota Starlet has manual transmission. 1996 Toyota Starlet will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2001 Toyota Tundra will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2001 Toyota Tundra 1996 Toyota Starlet
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Tundra Starlet
Year Released 2001 1996
Body Type Pickup Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4700 cc 1332 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 245 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 427 Nm 101 Nm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 3 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Length 5530 mm 3750 mm
Vehicle Width 1920 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1410 mm


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