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2009 Mazda 2 vs. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2009 Mazda 2. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2009 Mazda 2 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 86 more horse power than 2009 Mazda 2. (99 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado should accelerate faster than 2009 Mazda 2. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado weights approximately 106 kg more than 2009 Mazda 2. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2009 Mazda 2, 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 112 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Mazda 2. (146 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2010 Chevrolet Colorado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Mazda 2.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Mazda 2 2010 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Mazda Chevrolet
Model 2 Colorado
Year Released 2009 2010
Body Type Hatchback Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 99 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 146 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 9.1:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1155 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 3930 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1550 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2500 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.1 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 72 L


 

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