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1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass vs. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 38 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass would be higher. At 7,462 cc (8 cylinders), 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass (248 HP @ 4200 RPM) has 63 more horse power than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (185 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass should accelerate faster than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass weights approximately 539 kg more than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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. Let's talk about torque, 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass (502 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 244 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass has automatic transmission and 2010 Chevrolet Colorado has manual transmission. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass 2010 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Oldsmobile Chevrolet
Model Cutlass Colorado
Year Released 1972 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 7462 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 248 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 4200 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 502 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 1800 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 5270 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1960 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2830 mm


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