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1991 Chevrolet Blazer vs. 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche

To start off, 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1991 Chevrolet Blazer. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1991 Chevrolet Blazer would be higher. At 5,299 cc (8 cylinders), 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche (310 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 152 more horse power than 1991 Chevrolet Blazer. (158 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche should accelerate faster than 1991 Chevrolet Blazer. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1991 Chevrolet Blazer weights approximately 269 kg more than 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche.

Both vehicles are four wheel drive (4WD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or rear 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. Let's talk about torque, 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche (454 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 142 more torque (in Nm) than 1991 Chevrolet Blazer. (312 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1991 Chevrolet Blazer. 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche 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. 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Chevrolet Blazer 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Blazer Avalanche
Year Released 1991 2008
Body Type SUV Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4300 cc 5299 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 158 HP 310 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 312 Nm 454 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4400 RPM
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1530 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 4500 mm 5630 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1950 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 3310 mm


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