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1961 Isuzu Minx vs. 2011 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 50 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1961 Isuzu Minx. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1961 Isuzu Minx would be higher. At 2,901 cc (4 cylinders), 2011 Chevrolet Colorado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado (185 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 123 more horse power than 1961 Isuzu Minx. (62 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado should accelerate faster than 1961 Isuzu Minx. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Chevrolet Colorado weights approximately 519 kg more than 1961 Isuzu Minx. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2011 Chevrolet Colorado is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1961 Isuzu Minx. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado will offer significantly more control. 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, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 146 more torque (in Nm) than 1961 Isuzu Minx. (112 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2011 Chevrolet Colorado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1961 Isuzu Minx.

Compare all specifications:

1961 Isuzu Minx 2011 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Isuzu Chevrolet
Model Minx Colorado
Year Released 1961 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1491 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 62 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 112 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 2800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1030 kg 1549 kg
Vehicle Length 4120 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1550 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1520 mm 1720 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2830 mm


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