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2009 Chevrolet Express vs. 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Express is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier would be higher. At 4,300 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Chevrolet Express is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Chevrolet Express (193 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 73 more horse power than 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier. (120 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Express should accelerate faster than 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Express weights approximately 1197 kg more than 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Chevrolet Express 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 2009 Chevrolet Express. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 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, 2009 Chevrolet Express (260 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 84 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier. (176 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet Express will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier. 2009 Chevrolet Express has automatic transmission and 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier has manual transmission. 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Chevrolet Express will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Express 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Express Cavalier
Year Released 2009 2002
Body Type Van Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4300 cc 2190 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 193 HP 120 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 260 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3600 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.2:1 9.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 8 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2385 kg 1188 kg
Vehicle Length 5700 mm 4590 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 2080 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 3440 mm 2810 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 117 L 56 L


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