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2008 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Volkswagen Jetta. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Volkswagen Jetta would be higher. At 2,901 cc (4 cylinders), 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Volkswagen Jetta weights approximately 10 kg more than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado.

Because 2008 Volkswagen Jetta is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Volkswagen Jetta will offer significantly more control. 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 109 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Volkswagen Jetta. (149 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2010 Chevrolet Colorado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Volkswagen Jetta.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2010 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Volkswagen Chevrolet
Model Jetta Colorado
Year Released 2008 2010
Body Type Sedan Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1595 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 185 HP
Torque 149 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 3800 RPM 2800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1271 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 4220 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.4 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 72 L


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