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2009 Nissan Armada 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 Nissan Armada. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2009 Nissan Armada would be higher. At 5,552 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Nissan Armada is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Nissan Armada (317 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 132 more horse power than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (185 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Armada should accelerate faster than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Nissan Armada weights approximately 299 kg more than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front 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 Nissan Armada (522 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 264 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Armada will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. 2009 Nissan Armada has automatic transmission and 2010 Chevrolet Colorado has manual transmission. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Nissan Armada will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Nissan Armada 2010 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Nissan Chevrolet
Model Armada Colorado
Year Released 2009 2010
Body Type SUV Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5552 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 317 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 522 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 16.5:1 9.1:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 8 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1560 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 5280 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1970 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 3140 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 13.1 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 19.6 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 16.8 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 106 L 72 L


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