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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, both 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2010 Chevrolet Colorado were released in the same year (2010). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 2,901 cc (4 cylinders), 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan (200 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (185 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan should accelerate faster than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan weights approximately 296 kg more than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan 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, 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan (280 Nm @ 1700 RPM) has 22 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan 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. 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2010 Volkswagen Tiguan 2010 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Volkswagen Chevrolet
Model Tiguan Colorado
Year Released 2010 2010
Body Type SUV Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2000 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 200 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 280 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 1700 RPM 2800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type AWD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1557 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 4427 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1808 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1687 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2604 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption 9.8 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 13.1 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 72 L


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