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2006 Chevrolet SSR vs. 2006 Chevrolet Express

To start off, both 2006 Chevrolet SSR and 2006 Chevrolet Express 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 206 more horse power than 2006 Chevrolet Express. (195 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet SSR should accelerate faster than 2006 Chevrolet Express. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Chevrolet Express weights approximately 1324 kg more than 2006 Chevrolet SSR.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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 189 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Chevrolet Express. (353 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2006 Chevrolet SSR will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Chevrolet Express.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet SSR 2006 Chevrolet Express
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model SSR Express
Year Released 2006 2006
Body Type Pickup Van
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5965 cc 4292 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 401 HP 195 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 542 Nm 353 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 101.6 mm 102 mm
Engine Stroke Size 91.4 mm 88 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.9:1 9.4:1
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 8 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1078 kg 2402 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 5700 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 2020 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 2080 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 3440 mm
Fuel Consumption 12.4 L/100km 12.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 15.7 L/100km 15.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.8 L/100km 13.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 95 L 117 L


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