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2005 Toyota Corolla vs. 1982 Toyota Celica

To start off, 2005 Toyota Corolla is newer by 23 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 Toyota Celica. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Toyota Celica would be higher. At 1,986 cc (6 cylinders), 1982 Toyota Celica is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Toyota Corolla (130 HP @ 3400 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 1982 Toyota Celica. (115 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Toyota Corolla should accelerate faster than 1982 Toyota Celica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1982 Toyota Celica weights approximately 8 kg more than 2005 Toyota Corolla.

Because 1982 Toyota Celica 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 1982 Toyota Celica. 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, 1982 Toyota Celica (172 Nm) has 1 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Toyota Corolla. (171 Nm). This means 1982 Toyota Celica will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Toyota Corolla.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Toyota Corolla 1982 Toyota Celica
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Corolla Celica
Year Released 2005 1982
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1786 cc 1986 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 130 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 3400 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 171 Nm 172 Nm
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 75 mm
Engine Stroke Size 91 mm 75 mm
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1157 kg 1165 kg
Vehicle Length 4540 mm 4630 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1320 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2620 mm


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