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2008 Dodge Nitro vs. 2001 Toyota Avensis

To start off, 2008 Dodge Nitro is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Toyota Avensis. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Toyota Avensis would be higher. At 3,699 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Dodge Nitro is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Dodge Nitro (210 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 62 more horse power than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (148 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Dodge Nitro should accelerate faster than 2001 Toyota Avensis. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 100 kg more than 2008 Dodge Nitro.

Because 2008 Dodge Nitro is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2001 Toyota Avensis. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Dodge Nitro will offer significantly more control. 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, 2008 Dodge Nitro (319 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 127 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (192 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Dodge Nitro will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Toyota Avensis. 2001 Toyota Avensis has automatic transmission and 2008 Dodge Nitro has manual transmission. 2008 Dodge Nitro will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2001 Toyota Avensis will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Dodge Nitro 2001 Toyota Avensis
Make Dodge Toyota
Model Nitro Avensis
Year Released 2008 2001
Body Type SUV Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3699 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 210 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 319 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1360 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 4550 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 9.8 L/100km 7.3 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 13.1 L/100km 12 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.1 L/100km 8.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 74 L 60 L


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