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1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vs. 1996 Chevrolet Caprice

To start off, 1996 Chevrolet Caprice is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo would be higher. At 7,442 cc (8 cylinders), 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1996 Chevrolet Caprice weights approximately 225 kg more than 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front 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. 1996 Chevrolet Caprice has automatic transmission and 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo has manual transmission. 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1996 Chevrolet Caprice will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1996 Chevrolet Caprice
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Monte Carlo Caprice
Year Released 1970 1996
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7442 cc 4312 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 197 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1805 kg 2030 kg
Vehicle Length 5260 mm 5530 mm
Vehicle Width 1930 mm 2030 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1550 mm
Wheelbase Size 2960 mm 2950 mm


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