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1964 Pontiac Tempest vs. 2011 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 47 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1964 Pontiac Tempest. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1964 Pontiac Tempest would be higher. At 3,524 cc (6 cylinders), 1964 Pontiac Tempest is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado (185 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 67 more horse power than 1964 Pontiac Tempest. (118 HP @ 4200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado should accelerate faster than 1964 Pontiac Tempest. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Chevrolet Colorado weights approximately 199 kg more than 1964 Pontiac Tempest. 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 1964 Pontiac Tempest. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1964 Pontiac Tempest 2011 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Pontiac Chevrolet
Model Tempest Colorado
Year Released 1964 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3524 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 118 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 4200 RPM 5600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 3 seats
Vehicle Weight 1350 kg 1549 kg
Vehicle Length 5160 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1750 mm
Wheelbase Size 2930 mm 2830 mm


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