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2010 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2007 Volkswagen Passat

To start off, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Volkswagen Passat. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Volkswagen Passat 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 17 more horse power than 2007 Volkswagen Passat. (168 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado should accelerate faster than 2007 Volkswagen Passat. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Volkswagen Passat weights approximately 271 kg more than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado.

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, 2007 Volkswagen Passat, 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, 2007 Volkswagen Passat (350 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 92 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2007 Volkswagen Passat will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. 2007 Volkswagen Passat 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. 2007 Volkswagen Passat will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2010 Chevrolet Colorado 2007 Volkswagen Passat
Make Chevrolet Volkswagen
Model Colorado Passat
Year Released 2010 2007
Body Type Pickup Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2901 cc 1966 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 185 HP 168 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 258 Nm 350 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.1:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 3 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1261 kg 1532 kg
Vehicle Length 4890 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1650 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 9.8 L/100km 7.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 13.1 L/100km 10.2 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.8 L/100km 6.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 72 L 70 L


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