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1991 Chevrolet Blazer vs. 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is newer by 18 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 4,300 cc (6 cylinders), 1991 Chevrolet Blazer is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Chevrolet Malibu (169 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 11 more horse power than 1991 Chevrolet Blazer. (158 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Malibu 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 2009 Chevrolet Malibu.

Because 1991 Chevrolet Blazer is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. 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, 1991 Chevrolet Blazer (312 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 95 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. (217 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 1991 Chevrolet Blazer will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. 2009 Chevrolet Malibu 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. 2009 Chevrolet Malibu will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Chevrolet Blazer 2009 Chevrolet Malibu
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Blazer Malibu
Year Released 1991 2009
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4300 cc 2397 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 158 HP 169 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 312 Nm 217 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1530 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 4500 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2860 mm


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