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1974 Cadillac Eldorado vs. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 36 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1974 Cadillac Eldorado. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1974 Cadillac Eldorado would be higher. At 8,191 cc (8 cylinders), 1974 Cadillac Eldorado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1974 Cadillac Eldorado (198 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 13 more horse power than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (185 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1974 Cadillac Eldorado should accelerate faster than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1974 Cadillac Eldorado weights approximately 1014 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.

Because 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1974 Cadillac Eldorado, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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:

1974 Cadillac Eldorado 2010 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Cadillac Chevrolet
Model Eldorado Colorado
Year Released 1974 2010
Body Type Convertible Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 8191 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 198 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 5600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2275 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 5700 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 2030 mm 1720 mm
Wheelbase Size 3220 mm 2830 mm


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