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2006 Chevrolet SSR vs. 1990 Dodge Shadow

To start off, 2006 Chevrolet SSR is newer by 16 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1990 Dodge Shadow. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1990 Dodge Shadow would be higher. At 5,965 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 Chevrolet SSR is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Chevrolet SSR (401 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 305 more horse power than 1990 Dodge Shadow. (96 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet SSR should accelerate faster than 1990 Dodge Shadow. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 Dodge Shadow weights approximately 97 kg more than 2006 Chevrolet SSR.

Because 2006 Chevrolet SSR 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 2006 Chevrolet SSR. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1990 Dodge Shadow, 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.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet SSR 1990 Dodge Shadow
Make Chevrolet Dodge
Model SSR Shadow
Year Released 2006 1990
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5965 cc 2212 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 401 HP 96 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5200 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 1078 kg 1175 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4370 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1720 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2470 mm


 

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