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2005 Toyota Corolla vs. 1997 Toyota Avensis

To start off, 2005 Toyota Corolla is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1997 Toyota Avensis. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1997 Toyota Avensis 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 21 more horse power than 1997 Toyota Avensis. (109 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Toyota Corolla should accelerate faster than 1997 Toyota Avensis. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1997 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 93 kg more than 2005 Toyota Corolla.

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 Toyota Corolla (171 Nm) has 16 more torque (in Nm) than 1997 Toyota Avensis. (155 Nm). This means 2005 Toyota Corolla will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1997 Toyota Avensis.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Toyota Corolla 1997 Toyota Avensis
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Corolla Avensis
Year Released 2005 1997
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1786 cc 1761 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 130 HP 109 HP
Engine RPM 3400 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 171 Nm 155 Nm
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 91 mm 85.5 mm
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1157 kg 1250 kg
Vehicle Length 4540 mm 4580 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2640 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 60 L


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