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2006 Chevrolet SSR vs. 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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 TrailBlazer. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 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 132 more horse power than 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer. (269 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet SSR should accelerate faster than 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer weights approximately 1022 kg more than 2006 Chevrolet SSR.

Because 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 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 TrailBlazer 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 169 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer. (373 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2006 Chevrolet SSR will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet SSR 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model SSR TrailBlazer
Year Released 2006 2003
Body Type Pickup SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5965 cc 4157 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 401 HP 269 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 542 Nm 373 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3600 RPM
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1078 kg 2100 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4900 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1910 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1840 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2880 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 95 L 71 L


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