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2009 GMC Acadia vs. 1969 Volkswagen 181

To start off, 2009 GMC Acadia is newer by 40 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1969 Volkswagen 181. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1969 Volkswagen 181 would be higher. At 3,600 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 GMC Acadia is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 GMC Acadia weights approximately 1535 kg more than 1969 Volkswagen 181.

Because 1969 Volkswagen 181 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 1969 Volkswagen 181. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 GMC Acadia, 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. 2009 GMC Acadia has automatic transmission and 1969 Volkswagen 181 has manual transmission. 1969 Volkswagen 181 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 GMC Acadia will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2009 GMC Acadia 1969 Volkswagen 181
Make GMC Volkswagen
Model Acadia 181
Year Released 2009 1969
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 3600 cc 1584 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 288 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 7 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 2435 kg 900 kg
Vehicle Length 5100 mm 3790 mm
Vehicle Width 1990 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2410 mm


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