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2007 Ford Galaxy vs. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado

To start off, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Ford Galaxy. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Ford Galaxy would be higher. At 5,999 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Chevrolet Silverado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado (323 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 234 more horse power than 2007 Ford Galaxy. (89 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado should accelerate faster than 2007 Ford Galaxy. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado weights approximately 1051 kg more than 2007 Ford Galaxy. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 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 2012 Chevrolet Silverado. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Ford Galaxy, 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, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado (516 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 276 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Ford Galaxy. (240 Nm @ 1900 RPM). This means 2012 Chevrolet Silverado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Ford Galaxy. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado has automatic transmission and 2007 Ford Galaxy has manual transmission. 2007 Ford Galaxy will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Ford Galaxy 2012 Chevrolet Silverado
Make Ford Chevrolet
Model Galaxy Silverado
Year Released 2007 2012
Body Type Minivan Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1894 cc 5999 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 89 HP 323 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 240 Nm 516 Nm
Torque RPM 1900 RPM 4200 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1739 kg 2790 kg
Vehicle Length 4650 mm 5720 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 2440 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1930 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 3380 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 129 L


 

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