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2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs. 2006 Opel Signum

To start off, 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Opel Signum. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Opel Signum would be higher. At 2,958 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Opel Signum is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Opel Signum (175 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 34 more horse power than 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser. (141 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Opel Signum should accelerate faster than 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser weights approximately 203 kg more than 2006 Opel Signum.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear 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, 2006 Opel Signum (370 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 156 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser. (214 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2006 Opel Signum will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser. 2006 Opel Signum has automatic transmission and 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser has manual transmission. 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2006 Opel Signum will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2006 Opel Signum
Make Chrysler Opel
Model PT Cruiser Signum
Year Released 2010 2006
Body Type Convertible Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2427 cc 2958 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 141 HP 175 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 214 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 1900 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87.5 mm 87.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 101 mm 82 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 18.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 240 km/hour 221 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1873 kg 1670 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1550 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2840 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.8 L/100km 7.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 57 L 60 L


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