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2002 Citroen C3 vs. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Citroen C3. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Citroen C3 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 2002 Citroen C3. (74 HP @ 5400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado should accelerate faster than 2002 Citroen C3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado weights approximately 181 kg more than 2002 Citroen C3. 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, 2002 Citroen C3, 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 138 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Citroen C3. (120 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2010 Chevrolet Colorado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Citroen C3.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Citroen C3 2010 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Citroen Chevrolet
Model C3 Colorado
Year Released 2002 2010
Body Type Hatchback Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1398 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 74 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 5400 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 120 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 9.1:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 3860 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 47 L 72 L


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