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2004 Audi A3 vs. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Audi A3. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Audi A3 would be higher. At 2,901 cc (4 cylinders), 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Audi A3 (197 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 12 more horse power than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (185 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Audi A3 should accelerate faster than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Audi A3 weights approximately 149 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, 2004 Audi A3, 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 28 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Audi A3. (230 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 2010 Chevrolet Colorado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Audi A3.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Audi A3 2010 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Audi Chevrolet
Model A3 Colorado
Year Released 2004 2010
Body Type Hatchback Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1983 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 197 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 230 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 11.5:1 9.1:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium 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 1410 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.7 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 72 L


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