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2006 Chevrolet SSR vs. 1993 Holden Commodore

To start off, 2006 Chevrolet SSR is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1993 Holden Commodore. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1993 Holden Commodore 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 230 more horse power than 1993 Holden Commodore. (171 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet SSR should accelerate faster than 1993 Holden Commodore. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1993 Holden Commodore weights approximately 320 kg more than 2006 Chevrolet SSR.

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, 2006 Chevrolet SSR (542 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 254 more torque (in Nm) than 1993 Holden Commodore. (288 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2006 Chevrolet SSR will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1993 Holden Commodore. 1993 Holden Commodore has automatic transmission and 2006 Chevrolet SSR has manual transmission. 2006 Chevrolet SSR will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1993 Holden Commodore will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet SSR 1993 Holden Commodore
Make Chevrolet Holden
Model SSR Commodore
Year Released 2006 1993
Body Type Pickup Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5965 cc 3791 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 401 HP 171 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 542 Nm 288 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3200 RPM
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1078 kg 1398 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4900 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2740 mm


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