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2006 Chevrolet SSR vs. 1993 Renault 21

To start off, 2006 Chevrolet SSR is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1993 Renault 21. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1993 Renault 21 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 326 more horse power than 1993 Renault 21. (75 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet SSR should accelerate faster than 1993 Renault 21. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Chevrolet SSR weights approximately 118 kg more than 1993 Renault 21. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 1993 Renault 21, 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 SSR (542 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 413 more torque (in Nm) than 1993 Renault 21. (129 Nm @ 3250 RPM). This means 2006 Chevrolet SSR will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1993 Renault 21.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet SSR 1993 Renault 21
Make Chevrolet Renault
Model SSR 21
Year Released 2006 1993
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5965 cc 1721 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 401 HP 75 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 542 Nm 129 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 101.6 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 91.4 mm 83.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.9:1 9.2:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1078 kg 960 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4470 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.8 L/100km 7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 95 L 55 L


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