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2010 Cadillac CTS vs. 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt

To start off, 2010 Cadillac CTS is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt would be higher. At 3,000 cc (6 cylinders), 2010 Cadillac CTS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Cadillac CTS (270 HP @ 7000 RPM) has 122 more horse power than 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. (148 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2010 Cadillac CTS should accelerate faster than 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Cadillac CTS weights approximately 336 kg more than 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2010 Cadillac CTS 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 Cadillac CTS. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, 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 Cadillac CTS (302 Nm @ 5700 RPM) has 96 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. (206 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2010 Cadillac CTS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt.

Compare all specifications:

2010 Cadillac CTS 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt
Make Cadillac Chevrolet
Model CTS Cobalt
Year Released 2010 2008
Body Type Station Wagon Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3000 cc 2199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 270 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 7000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 302 Nm 206 Nm
Torque RPM 5700 RPM 4200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1756 kg 1420 kg
Vehicle Length 4867 mm 4590 mm
Vehicle Width 1842 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1504 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 42 L


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