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2005 Toyota Corolla vs. 1968 Toyota Corolla

To start off, 2005 Toyota Corolla is newer by 37 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Toyota Corolla. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Toyota Corolla would be higher. At 1,786 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Toyota Corolla is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Toyota Corolla (130 HP @ 3400 RPM) has 71 more horse power than 1968 Toyota Corolla. (59 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Toyota Corolla should accelerate faster than 1968 Toyota Corolla. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Toyota Corolla weights approximately 457 kg more than 1968 Toyota Corolla. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1968 Toyota Corolla 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 1968 Toyota Corolla. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Toyota Corolla, 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, 2005 Toyota Corolla (171 Nm) has 94 more torque (in Nm) than 1968 Toyota Corolla. (77 Nm). This means 2005 Toyota Corolla will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1968 Toyota Corolla.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Toyota Corolla 1968 Toyota Corolla
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Corolla Corolla
Year Released 2005 1968
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1786 cc 1077 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 130 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 3400 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 171 Nm 77 Nm
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 72 mm
Engine Stroke Size 91 mm 61 mm
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1157 kg 700 kg
Vehicle Length 4540 mm 3860 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2290 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 61 L


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