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1993 Chevrolet S-10 vs. 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

To start off, 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1993 Chevrolet S-10. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1993 Chevrolet S-10 would be higher. At 4,300 cc (6 cylinders), 1993 Chevrolet S-10 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1993 Chevrolet S-10 (187 HP) has 67 more horse power than 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier. (120 HP). In normal driving conditions, 1993 Chevrolet S-10 should accelerate faster than 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1993 Chevrolet S-10 weights approximately 379 kg more than 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1993 Chevrolet S-10 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 1993 Chevrolet S-10. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier, 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. Let's talk about torque, 1993 Chevrolet S-10 (319 Nm) has 136 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier. (183 Nm). This means 1993 Chevrolet S-10 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier.

Compare all specifications:

1993 Chevrolet S-10 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model S-10 Cavalier
Year Released 1993 1996
Body Type Pickup Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4300 cc 2189 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 187 HP 120 HP
Torque 319 Nm 183 Nm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1570 kg 1191 kg
Vehicle Length 4900 mm 4600 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1560 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 3130 mm 2570 mm


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