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2011 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 1999 Citroen Xsara

To start off, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Citroen Xsara. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Citroen Xsara 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 96 more horse power than 1999 Citroen Xsara. (89 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado should accelerate faster than 1999 Citroen Xsara. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Chevrolet Colorado weights approximately 449 kg more than 1999 Citroen Xsara. 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 1999 Citroen Xsara. 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 121 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Citroen Xsara. (137 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2011 Chevrolet Colorado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Citroen Xsara. 1999 Citroen Xsara 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. 1999 Citroen Xsara will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Chevrolet Colorado 1999 Citroen Xsara
Make Chevrolet Citroen
Model Colorado Xsara
Year Released 2011 1999
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2901 cc 1587 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 185 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 258 Nm 137 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 3 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1549 kg 1100 kg
Vehicle Length 4890 mm 4360 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2550 mm


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