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2005 Seat Leon vs. 2010 Toyota RAV4

To start off, 2010 Toyota RAV4 is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Seat Leon. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Seat Leon would be higher. At 2,500 cc (4 cylinders), 2010 Toyota RAV4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Toyota RAV4 (179 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 25 more horse power than 2005 Seat Leon. (154 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Toyota RAV4 should accelerate faster than 2005 Seat Leon. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Toyota RAV4 weights approximately 184 kg more than 2005 Seat Leon. 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, 2005 Seat Leon (320 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 87 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Toyota RAV4. (233 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 Seat Leon will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Toyota RAV4. 2010 Toyota RAV4 has automatic transmission and 2005 Seat Leon has manual transmission. 2005 Seat Leon will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2010 Toyota RAV4 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Seat Leon 2010 Toyota RAV4
Make Seat Toyota
Model Leon RAV4
Year Released 2005 2010
Body Type Hatchback SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1895 cc 2500 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 154 HP 179 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 1900 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1376 kg 1560 kg
Vehicle Length 4190 mm 4620 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1854 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1745 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2659 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 60 L


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