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2006 Honda Civic vs. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Honda Civic. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Honda Civic would be higher. At 2,901 cc (4 cylinders), 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado (185 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 45 more horse power than 2006 Honda Civic. (140 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado should accelerate faster than 2006 Honda Civic. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Honda Civic weights approximately 325 kg more than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado.

Because 2010 Chevrolet Colorado 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 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Honda Civic, 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, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 83 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Honda Civic. (175 Nm @ 4300 RPM). This means 2010 Chevrolet Colorado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Honda Civic. 2006 Honda Civic has automatic transmission and 2010 Chevrolet Colorado has manual transmission. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2006 Honda Civic will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Honda Civic 2010 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Honda Chevrolet
Model Civic Colorado
Year Released 2006 2010
Body Type Coupe Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1803 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 140 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 175 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 4300 RPM 2800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1586 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 4450 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption 5.9 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 7.8 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.9 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 72 L


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