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2007 Ford Galaxy vs. 2013 Chevrolet Suburban

To start off, 2013 Chevrolet Suburban is newer by 6 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 5,300 cc (8 cylinders), 2013 Chevrolet Suburban is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Chevrolet Suburban (316 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 227 more horse power than 2007 Ford Galaxy. (89 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Chevrolet Suburban should accelerate faster than 2007 Ford Galaxy. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Chevrolet Suburban weights approximately 834 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 2013 Chevrolet Suburban 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 2013 Chevrolet Suburban. 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, 2013 Chevrolet Suburban (454 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 214 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Ford Galaxy. (240 Nm @ 1900 RPM). This means 2013 Chevrolet Suburban will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Ford Galaxy. 2013 Chevrolet Suburban 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. 2013 Chevrolet Suburban will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Ford Galaxy 2013 Chevrolet Suburban
Make Ford Chevrolet
Model Galaxy Suburban
Year Released 2007 2013
Body Type Minivan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1894 cc 5300 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 89 HP 316 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 240 Nm 454 Nm
Torque RPM 1900 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79.5 mm 96 mm
Engine Stroke Size 95.5 mm 92 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Flex Fuel
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed automatic
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1739 kg 2573 kg
Vehicle Length 4650 mm 5649 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 2009 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1951 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 3302 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 117 L


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