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2009 Chevrolet Express vs. 2004 Chevrolet Uplander

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Express is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Chevrolet Uplander. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Chevrolet Uplander would be higher. At 4,300 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Chevrolet Express is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Chevrolet Uplander (197 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 4 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Express. (193 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Chevrolet Uplander should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Express. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Express weights approximately 360 kg more than 2004 Chevrolet Uplander.

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, 2004 Chevrolet Uplander, 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, 2004 Chevrolet Uplander (299 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 39 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Express. (260 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2004 Chevrolet Uplander will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Express.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Express 2004 Chevrolet Uplander
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Express Uplander
Year Released 2009 2004
Body Type Van Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4300 cc 3498 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 193 HP 197 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 260 Nm 299 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 8 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2385 kg 2025 kg
Vehicle Length 5700 mm 5110 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 2080 mm 1740 mm
Wheelbase Size 3440 mm 3050 mm


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