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2005 BMW X5 vs. 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier would be higher. At 2,926 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 BMW X5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 BMW X5 (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 95 more horse power than 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier. (120 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 983 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 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 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, 2005 BMW X5 (520 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 344 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier. (176 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier. 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier has automatic transmission and 2005 BMW X5 has manual transmission. 2005 BMW X5 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
Make BMW Chevrolet
Model X5 Cavalier
Year Released 2005 1996
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 2190 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 120 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 88 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 9.0:1
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1187 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4590 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2650 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 57 L


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