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2006 Volkswagen Passat 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 Volkswagen Passat. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Volkswagen Passat 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 81 more horse power than 2006 Volkswagen Passat. (104 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado should accelerate faster than 2006 Volkswagen Passat. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Volkswagen Passat weights approximately 59 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 Volkswagen Passat, 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 8 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Volkswagen Passat. (250 Nm @ 1900 RPM). This means 2010 Chevrolet Colorado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Volkswagen Passat.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Volkswagen Passat 2010 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Volkswagen Chevrolet
Model Passat Colorado
Year Released 2006 2010
Body Type Sedan Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1896 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 104 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 250 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 1900 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 19.0:1 9.1:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1320 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 4210 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption 4.7 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 7.2 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 5.9 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 72 L


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