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1991 Chevrolet Blazer vs. 1989 Chevrolet Caprice

To start off, 1991 Chevrolet Blazer is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Chevrolet Caprice. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Chevrolet Caprice would be higher. At 5,733 cc (8 cylinders), 1989 Chevrolet Caprice is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1989 Chevrolet Caprice (195 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 37 more horse power than 1991 Chevrolet Blazer. (158 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1989 Chevrolet Caprice should accelerate faster than 1991 Chevrolet Blazer. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1989 Chevrolet Caprice weights approximately 250 kg more than 1991 Chevrolet Blazer. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1991 Chevrolet Blazer is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1989 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, 1989 Chevrolet Caprice (393 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 81 more torque (in Nm) than 1991 Chevrolet Blazer. (312 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1989 Chevrolet Caprice will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1991 Chevrolet Blazer. 1989 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. 1989 Chevrolet Caprice will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Chevrolet Blazer 1989 Chevrolet Caprice
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Blazer Caprice
Year Released 1991 1989
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4300 cc 5733 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 158 HP 195 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 312 Nm 393 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2400 RPM
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1530 kg 1780 kg
Vehicle Length 4500 mm 5400 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1920 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2950 mm


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