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1949 Buick 40 vs. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 61 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1949 Buick 40. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1949 Buick 40 would be higher. At 4,066 cc (8 cylinders), 1949 Buick 40 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado (185 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 71 more horse power than 1949 Buick 40. (114 HP @ 3600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado should accelerate faster than 1949 Buick 40. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1949 Buick 40 weights approximately 434 kg more than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front 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.

Compare all specifications:

1949 Buick 40 2010 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Buick Chevrolet
Model 40 Colorado
Year Released 1949 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4066 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 3600 RPM 5600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 1695 kg 1261 kg
Wheelbase Size 3000 mm 2830 mm


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