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1975 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 35 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Volkswagen Golf. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Volkswagen Golf would be higher. At 2,901 cc (4 cylinders), 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado (185 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 111 more horse power than 1975 Volkswagen Golf. (74 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado should accelerate faster than 1975 Volkswagen Golf. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado weights approximately 441 kg more than 1975 Volkswagen Golf. 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, 1975 Volkswagen Golf, 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. Let's talk about torque, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 139 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Volkswagen Golf. (119 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2010 Chevrolet Colorado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Volkswagen Golf.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Volkswagen Golf 2010 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Volkswagen Chevrolet
Model Golf Colorado
Year Released 1975 2010
Body Type Hatchback Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1588 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 74 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 119 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.2:1 9.1:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 3 seats
Vehicle Weight 820 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 3830 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1620 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2830 mm


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