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2009 Tata Indica vs. 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier would be higher. At 2,190 cc (4 cylinders), 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier (121 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 47 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier weights approximately 210 kg more than 2009 Tata Indica. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier (183 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 68 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica. 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier has automatic transmission and 2009 Tata Indica has manual transmission. 2009 Tata Indica will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Tata Indica 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
Make Tata Chevrolet
Model Indica Cavalier
Year Released 2009 1998
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1405 cc 2190 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 74 HP 121 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 115 Nm 183 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 75.1 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79.5 mm 88 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1005 kg 1215 kg
Vehicle Length 3680 mm 4600 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1670 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2650 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 37 L 57 L


 

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