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2006 Chevrolet SSR vs. 2009 Toyota Tacoma

To start off, 2009 Toyota Tacoma is newer by 3 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 165 more horse power than 2009 Toyota Tacoma. (236 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet SSR should accelerate faster than 2009 Toyota Tacoma. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Toyota Tacoma weights approximately 606 kg more than 2006 Chevrolet SSR.

Because 2009 Toyota Tacoma 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, 2009 Toyota Tacoma 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 181 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Toyota Tacoma. (361 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2006 Chevrolet SSR will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Toyota Tacoma. 2009 Toyota Tacoma 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. 2009 Toyota Tacoma will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet SSR 2009 Toyota Tacoma
Make Chevrolet Toyota
Model SSR Tacoma
Year Released 2006 2009
Body Type Pickup Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5965 cc 3956 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 401 HP 236 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 542 Nm 361 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.9:1 9.8:1
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1078 kg 1684 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 5290 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1790 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 3250 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 12.4 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 15.7 L/100km 14.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.8 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 95 L 79 L


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