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2003 Nissan 350Z vs. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Nissan 350Z. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Nissan 350Z would be higher. At 3,490 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Nissan 350Z is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Nissan 350Z (265 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 80 more horse power than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (185 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Nissan 350Z should accelerate faster than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Nissan 350Z weights approximately 229 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.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2003 Nissan 350Z (363 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 105 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2003 Nissan 350Z will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Nissan 350Z 2010 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Nissan Chevrolet
Model 350Z Colorado
Year Released 2003 2010
Body Type Convertible Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3490 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 265 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 363 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.3:1 9.1:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 4310 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption 9.1 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.8 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 76 L 72 L


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