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1991 Chevrolet Blazer vs. 1978 Chevrolet Caprice

To start off, 1991 Chevrolet Blazer is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1978 Chevrolet Caprice. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1978 Chevrolet Caprice would be higher. At 5,002 cc (8 cylinders), 1978 Chevrolet Caprice is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1991 Chevrolet Blazer (158 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 29 more horse power than 1978 Chevrolet Caprice. (129 HP @ 3200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1991 Chevrolet Blazer should accelerate faster than 1978 Chevrolet Caprice. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1978 Chevrolet Caprice weights approximately 170 kg more than 1991 Chevrolet Blazer.

Because 1991 Chevrolet Blazer is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1978 Chevrolet Caprice. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1991 Chevrolet Blazer will offer significantly more control. 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, 1978 Chevrolet Caprice (333 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 21 more torque (in Nm) than 1991 Chevrolet Blazer. (312 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1978 Chevrolet Caprice will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1991 Chevrolet Blazer. 1978 Chevrolet Caprice has automatic transmission and 1991 Chevrolet Blazer has manual transmission. 1991 Chevrolet Blazer will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1978 Chevrolet Caprice will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Chevrolet Blazer 1978 Chevrolet Caprice
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Blazer Caprice
Year Released 1991 1978
Body Type SUV Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4300 cc 5002 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 158 HP 129 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 3200 RPM
Torque 312 Nm 333 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1530 kg 1700 kg
Vehicle Length 4500 mm 5460 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2950 mm


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