2009 Toyota Hilux vs. 1999 Toyota Corolla

To start off, 2009 Toyota Hilux is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Toyota Corolla. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Toyota Corolla would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Toyota Hilux is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Toyota Hilux (134 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 49 more horse power than 1999 Toyota Corolla. (85 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Toyota Hilux should accelerate faster than 1999 Toyota Corolla. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Toyota Hilux weights approximately 524 kg more than 1999 Toyota Corolla. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Toyota Hilux 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 2009 Toyota Hilux. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1999 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, 2009 Toyota Hilux (182 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 62 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Toyota Corolla. (120 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2009 Toyota Hilux will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Toyota Corolla.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Toyota Hilux 1999 Toyota Corolla
Make Toyota Toyota
Model Hilux Corolla
Year Released 2009 1999
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 1332 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 134 HP 85 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 182 Nm 120 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 75.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 73.5 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1684 kg 1160 kg
Vehicle Length 5260 mm 4280 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1690 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 3090 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 70 L


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