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2006 Chevrolet SSR vs. 2006 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, both 2006 Chevrolet SSR and 2006 Chevrolet Colorado were released in the same year (2006). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. 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 226 more horse power than 2006 Chevrolet Colorado. (175 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet SSR should accelerate faster than 2006 Chevrolet Colorado. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Chevrolet Colorado weights approximately 672 kg more than 2006 Chevrolet SSR.

Because 2006 Chevrolet Colorado 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, 2006 Chevrolet Colorado 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 291 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Chevrolet Colorado. (251 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2006 Chevrolet SSR will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Chevrolet Colorado.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet SSR 2006 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model SSR Colorado
Year Released 2006 2006
Body Type Pickup Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5965 cc 2769 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 401 HP 175 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 542 Nm 251 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 101.6 mm 93 mm
Engine Stroke Size 91.4 mm 102 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.9:1 10.0:1
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 2 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1078 kg 1750 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 5270 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 3210 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 12.4 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 15.7 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.8 L/100km 10.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 95 L 74 L


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