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1968 Plymouth VIP vs. 2011 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 43 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Plymouth VIP. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Plymouth VIP would be higher. At 5,208 cc (8 cylinders), 1968 Plymouth VIP is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1968 Plymouth VIP (230 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 45 more horse power than 2011 Chevrolet Colorado. (185 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1968 Plymouth VIP should accelerate faster than 2011 Chevrolet Colorado. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1968 Plymouth VIP weights approximately 98 kg more than 2011 Chevrolet Colorado. 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 1968 Plymouth VIP. 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, 1968 Plymouth VIP (461 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 203 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Chevrolet Colorado. (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1968 Plymouth VIP will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Chevrolet Colorado. 1968 Plymouth VIP has automatic transmission and 2011 Chevrolet Colorado has manual transmission. 2011 Chevrolet Colorado will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1968 Plymouth VIP will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1968 Plymouth VIP 2011 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Plymouth Chevrolet
Model VIP Colorado
Year Released 1968 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5208 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 230 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 461 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.2:1 10.0:1
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1647 kg 1549 kg
Vehicle Length 5420 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1980 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1720 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 90 L 72 L


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