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2009 Chevrolet Express vs. 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

To start off, both 2009 Chevrolet Express and 2009 Chevrolet Malibu were released in the same year (2009). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. 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 23 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. (170 HP @ 6400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Express should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Express weights approximately 1124 kg more than 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. 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, 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, 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 43 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. (217 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet Express will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Malibu.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Express 2009 Chevrolet Malibu
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Express Malibu
Year Released 2009 2009
Body Type Van Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4300 cc 2399 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 193 HP 170 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 260 Nm 217 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.2:1 10.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 8 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2385 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 5700 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 2080 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 3440 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 117 L 61 L


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