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2006 Chevrolet SSR vs. 2006 Ford Galaxy

To start off, both 2006 Chevrolet SSR and 2006 Ford Galaxy 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 258 more horse power than 2006 Ford Galaxy. (143 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet SSR should accelerate faster than 2006 Ford Galaxy. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Ford Galaxy weights approximately 647 kg more than 2006 Chevrolet SSR.

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, 2006 Ford Galaxy, 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 339 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Ford Galaxy. (203 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2006 Chevrolet SSR will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Ford Galaxy. 2006 Ford Galaxy 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. 2006 Ford Galaxy will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet SSR 2006 Ford Galaxy
Make Chevrolet Ford
Model SSR Galaxy
Year Released 2006 2006
Body Type Pickup Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5965 cc 2295 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 401 HP 143 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 542 Nm 203 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 101.6 mm 89.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 91.4 mm 91 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.9:1 10.0:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1078 kg 1725 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4650 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1800 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2840 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.8 L/100km 10.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 95 L 70 L


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