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1998 Dodge Ram vs. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Dodge Ram. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Dodge Ram would be higher. At 3,906 cc (6 cylinders), 1998 Dodge Ram is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado (185 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 12 more horse power than 1998 Dodge Ram. (173 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado should accelerate faster than 1998 Dodge Ram. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Dodge Ram weights approximately 809 kg more than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado.

Because 1998 Dodge Ram is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1998 Dodge Ram 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, 1998 Dodge Ram (305 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 47 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1998 Dodge Ram will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado.

Compare all specifications:

1998 Dodge Ram 2010 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Dodge Chevrolet
Model Ram Colorado
Year Released 1998 2010
Body Type Pickup Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3906 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 173 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 305 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 3 seats
Vehicle Weight 2070 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 4760 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 2030 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 2030 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2790 mm 2830 mm


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