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2006 Chevrolet SSR vs. 2003 Chevrolet Silverado

To start off, 2006 Chevrolet SSR is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Chevrolet Silverado would be higher. At 6,000 cc (8 cylinders), 2003 Chevrolet Silverado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Chevrolet SSR (401 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 61 more horse power than 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. (340 HP @ 4400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet SSR should accelerate faster than 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Chevrolet Silverado weights approximately 1322 kg more than 2006 Chevrolet SSR.

Because 2003 Chevrolet Silverado is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2006 Chevrolet SSR. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Chevrolet Silverado will offer significantly more control. 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 54 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. (488 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2006 Chevrolet SSR will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 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. 2003 Chevrolet Silverado will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet SSR 2003 Chevrolet Silverado
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model SSR Silverado
Year Released 2006 2003
Body Type Pickup Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5965 cc 6000 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 401 HP 340 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 542 Nm 488 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1078 kg 2400 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 5790 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1840 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 3650 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 95 L 98 L


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