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2006 Chevrolet SSR vs. 2001 Chevrolet Impala

To start off, 2006 Chevrolet SSR is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Chevrolet Impala. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Chevrolet Impala 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 221 more horse power than 2001 Chevrolet Impala. (180 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet SSR should accelerate faster than 2001 Chevrolet Impala. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Chevrolet Impala weights approximately 500 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, 2001 Chevrolet Impala, 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 264 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Chevrolet Impala. (278 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2006 Chevrolet SSR will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Chevrolet Impala. 2001 Chevrolet Impala 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. 2001 Chevrolet Impala will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet SSR 2001 Chevrolet Impala
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model SSR Impala
Year Released 2006 2001
Body Type Pickup Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5965 cc 3350 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 401 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 542 Nm 278 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 101.6 mm 92 mm
Engine Stroke Size 91.4 mm 84.1 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.9:1 9.5:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1078 kg 1578 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 5090 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 3030 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.8 L/100km 7.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 95 L 117 L


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