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8 reasons to buy Toyota Previa

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 5 vs 4 1 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Better compression 18 vs 9.6 47% or 8.4 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
More torque 340 nM vs 225 nM 34% or 115 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 136 g/mile vs 161 g/mile 18% or 25 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 80 liters vs 76 liters 5% or 4 liters
More maximum allowable weight 3000 kg vs 2355 kg 22% or 645 kg
More maximum towing weight without brakes 750 kg vs 272 kg 64% or 478 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 2200 kg vs 1600 kg 27% or 600 kg

13 reasons to buy Volkswagen California

Engine and transmission
More valves per cylinder 4 vs 2 2 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
Piston diameter larger 88.5 mm vs 81 mm 8% or 7.5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 96 mm vs 95.5 mm 1% or 0.5 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

154 bhp vs 130 bhp

115 kw. vs 96 kw.

16% or 24 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 11.4 sec. vs 16.3 sec. 4.9 sec.
More top speed 112 mph vs 103 mph 9 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 26.19 mpg vs 34.01 mpg 30% or 7.82 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 32.51 mpg vs 41.48 mpg 28% or 8.97 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 19.5 mpg vs 25.91 mpg 33% or 6.41 mpg
Weight and capacity
More maximum bearing capacity 775 kg vs 538 kg 31% or 237 kg
Other specs
Less weight 1580 kg vs 2462 kg 56% or 882 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 11.2 meters vs 11.9 meters 6% or 0.7 meters
More seats 7 vs 4 3

Neutral reasons Toyota Previa vs. Volkswagen California

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 3500 RPM vs 5600 RPM 38% or 2100 less rpms.
Engine capacity 2460 cm3 vs 2362 cm3 4% or 98 cm3 more
Engine position Front transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft SOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Direct fuel injection with turbocharging vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 4 2 more
Dimensions
Length 4890 mm vs 4750 mm 3% or 140 mm shorter
Width 1904 mm vs 1790 mm 6% or 114 mm wider
Height 1990 mm vs 1770 mm 11% or 220 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 3000 mm vs 2900 mm 3% or 100 mm more
Front tires size 215/65 R16 vs 215/60 R16
Rear tires size 215/65 R16 vs 215/60 R16
Spare wheel 215/65 R16 vs 215/60 R16
Type of wheels 16" alloy wheels vs 16" alloy wheels
Style of wheels Miyato vs 5 spokes
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)