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1999 Acura RL vs. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Acura RL. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Acura RL would be higher. At 3,472 cc (6 cylinders), 1999 Acura RL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Acura RL (205 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 20 more horse power than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (185 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1999 Acura RL should accelerate faster than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Acura RL weights approximately 414 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, 1999 Acura RL, 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, 1999 Acura RL (304 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 46 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1999 Acura RL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. 1999 Acura RL 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. 1999 Acura RL will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1999 Acura RL 2010 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Acura Chevrolet
Model RL Colorado
Year Released 1999 2010
Body Type Sedan Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3472 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 205 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 304 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.6:1 9.1:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1675 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 5000 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2920 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 72 L


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