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2009 Chevrolet Silverado vs. 2008 Suzuki SX4

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Silverado is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Suzuki SX4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Suzuki SX4 would be higher. At 5,300 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Chevrolet Silverado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Chevrolet Silverado (315 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 197 more horse power than 2008 Suzuki SX4. (118 HP @ 3500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Silverado should accelerate faster than 2008 Suzuki SX4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Silverado weights approximately 91 kg more than 2008 Suzuki SX4. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are four wheel drive (4WD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2009 Chevrolet Silverado (458 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 178 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Suzuki SX4. (280 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet Silverado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Suzuki SX4. 2009 Chevrolet Silverado has automatic transmission and 2008 Suzuki SX4 has manual transmission. 2008 Suzuki SX4 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Chevrolet Silverado will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2008 Suzuki SX4
Make Chevrolet Suzuki
Model Silverado SX4
Year Released 2009 2008
Body Type Pickup Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5300 cc 1910 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 315 HP 118 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 3500 RPM
Torque 458 Nm 280 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 6 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1549 kg 1458 kg
Vehicle Length 6340 mm 4150 mm
Vehicle Width 2040 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1880 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 4010 mm 2510 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 14.7 L/100km 6.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 129 L 50 L


 

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