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2011 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 1957 Rover P4

To start off, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 54 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1957 Rover P4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1957 Rover P4 would be higher. At 2,901 cc (4 cylinders), 2011 Chevrolet Colorado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado (185 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 92 more horse power than 1957 Rover P4. (93 HP @ 4250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado should accelerate faster than 1957 Rover P4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Chevrolet Colorado weights approximately 119 kg more than 1957 Rover P4. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2011 Chevrolet Colorado is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1957 Rover P4. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado 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, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 52 more torque (in Nm) than 1957 Rover P4. (206 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2011 Chevrolet Colorado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1957 Rover P4. 1957 Rover P4 has automatic transmission and 2011 Chevrolet Colorado has manual transmission. 2011 Chevrolet Colorado will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1957 Rover P4 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Chevrolet Colorado 1957 Rover P4
Make Chevrolet Rover
Model Colorado P4
Year Released 2011 1957
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2901 cc 2636 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 185 HP 93 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4250 RPM
Torque 258 Nm 206 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 3 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1549 kg 1430 kg
Vehicle Length 4890 mm 4550 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1620 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 72 L 52 L


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