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2006 Chevrolet SSR vs. 2002 Suzuki Wagon R+

To start off, 2006 Chevrolet SSR is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Suzuki Wagon R+. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Suzuki Wagon R+ 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 275 more horse power than 2002 Suzuki Wagon R+. (126 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet SSR should accelerate faster than 2002 Suzuki Wagon R+. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Chevrolet SSR weights approximately 223 kg more than 2002 Suzuki Wagon R+. 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, 2002 Suzuki Wagon R+, 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 436 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Suzuki Wagon R+. (106 Nm @ 3250 RPM). This means 2006 Chevrolet SSR will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Suzuki Wagon R+.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet SSR 2002 Suzuki Wagon R+
Make Chevrolet Suzuki
Model SSR Wagon R+
Year Released 2006 2002
Body Type Pickup Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5965 cc 1171 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 401 HP 126 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 542 Nm 106 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3250 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.9:1 9.3:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1078 kg 855 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 3410 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1580 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1710 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2340 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 95 L 42 L


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