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2006 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Chevrolet Malibu would be higher. At 3,491 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Chevrolet Malibu is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Chevrolet Malibu (201 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 16 more horse power than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (185 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet Malibu should accelerate faster than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Chevrolet Malibu weights approximately 489 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, 2006 Chevrolet Malibu, 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, 2006 Chevrolet Malibu (298 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 40 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2006 Chevrolet Malibu will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. 2006 Chevrolet Malibu 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. 2006 Chevrolet Malibu will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet Malibu 2010 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Malibu Colorado
Year Released 2006 2010
Body Type Sedan Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3491 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 201 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 5400 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 298 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2800 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1750 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 4780 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2860 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption 8 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 10.8 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.6 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 72 L


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