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2006 Chevrolet SSR vs. 2008 Opel Meriva

To start off, 2008 Opel Meriva is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Chevrolet SSR. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Chevrolet SSR 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 312 more horse power than 2008 Opel Meriva. (89 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet SSR should accelerate faster than 2008 Opel Meriva. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Opel Meriva weights approximately 152 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, 2008 Opel Meriva, 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 417 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Opel Meriva. (125 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2006 Chevrolet SSR will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Opel Meriva.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet SSR 2008 Opel Meriva
Make Chevrolet Opel
Model SSR Meriva
Year Released 2006 2008
Body Type Pickup Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5965 cc 1389 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 401 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 542 Nm 125 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.9:1 10.5:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1078 kg 1230 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4050 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2640 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.8 L/100km 6.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 95 L 53 L


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