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2010 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe

To start off, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 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 32 more horse power than 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe. (153 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado should accelerate faster than 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe weights approximately 637 kg more than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado.

Because 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe will offer significantly more control. 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 Hyundai Santa Fe (343 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 85 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 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 Hyundai Santa Fe will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2010 Chevrolet Colorado 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe
Make Chevrolet Hyundai
Model Colorado Santa Fe
Year Released 2010 2009
Body Type Pickup SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2901 cc 2188 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 185 HP 153 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 258 Nm 343 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.1:1 17.3:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 3 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1261 kg 1898 kg
Vehicle Length 4890 mm 4680 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1650 mm 1800 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.8 L/100km 7.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 72 L 75 L


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