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1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vs. 1996 Chevrolet Malibu

To start off, 1996 Chevrolet Malibu 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. 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo weights approximately 420 kg more than 1996 Chevrolet Malibu.

Because 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 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 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1996 Chevrolet Malibu, 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. 1996 Chevrolet Malibu 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 Malibu will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1996 Chevrolet Malibu
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Monte Carlo Malibu
Year Released 1970 1996
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7442 cc 2392 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 150 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1805 kg 1385 kg
Vehicle Length 5260 mm 4850 mm
Vehicle Width 1930 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2960 mm 2760 mm


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