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2006 Chevrolet SSR vs. 2012 Ford Falcon

To start off, 2012 Ford Falcon is newer by 6 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 140 more horse power than 2012 Ford Falcon. (261 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet SSR should accelerate faster than 2012 Ford Falcon. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Ford Falcon weights approximately 626 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 151 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Ford Falcon. (391 Nm @ 3250 RPM). This means 2006 Chevrolet SSR will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Ford Falcon. 2012 Ford Falcon 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. 2012 Ford Falcon will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet SSR 2012 Ford Falcon
Make Chevrolet Ford
Model SSR Falcon
Year Released 2006 2012
Body Type Pickup Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5965 cc 3983 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 401 HP 261 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 542 Nm 391 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 101.6 mm 92.3 mm
Engine Stroke Size 91.4 mm 99.3 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.9:1 10.3:1
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1078 kg 1704 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4967 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1868 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1433 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2838 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 12.4 L/100km 7.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 15.7 L/100km 13 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.8 L/100km 9.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 95 L 68 L


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