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2009 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2001 Toyota Avensis

To start off, 2009 Hyundai Sonata is newer by 8 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 3,342 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Hyundai Sonata is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Hyundai Sonata (250 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 102 more horse power than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (148 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Hyundai Sonata should accelerate faster than 2001 Toyota Avensis. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Toyota Avensis weights approximately 341 kg more than 2009 Hyundai Sonata.

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, 2009 Hyundai Sonata (311 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 119 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (192 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2009 Hyundai Sonata will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Toyota Avensis.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Hyundai Sonata 2001 Toyota Avensis
Make Hyundai Toyota
Model Sonata Avensis
Year Released 2009 2001
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3342 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 250 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 311 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 9.8:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1119 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 4800 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 8.1 L/100km 7.3 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 12.4 L/100km 12 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.7 L/100km 8.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 67 L 60 L


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