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2010 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2008 Mazda 6

To start off, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Mazda 6. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Mazda 6 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 40 more horse power than 2008 Mazda 6. (145 HP @ 6500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado should accelerate faster than 2008 Mazda 6. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Mazda 6 weights approximately 109 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, 2008 Mazda 6, 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 74 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Mazda 6. (184 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2010 Chevrolet Colorado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Mazda 6. 2008 Mazda 6 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. 2008 Mazda 6 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2010 Chevrolet Colorado 2008 Mazda 6
Make Chevrolet Mazda
Model Colorado 6
Year Released 2010 2008
Body Type Pickup Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2901 cc 1999 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 185 HP 145 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 258 Nm 184 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.1:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 3 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1261 kg 1370 kg
Vehicle Length 4890 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1650 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2730 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.8 L/100km 7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 72 L 64 L


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