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2011 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2006 Opel Signum

To start off, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 5 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, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado (186 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 11 more horse power than 2006 Opel Signum. (175 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado should accelerate faster than 2006 Opel Signum. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Chevrolet Colorado weights approximately 471 kg more than 2006 Opel Signum. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2011 Chevrolet Colorado is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2011 Chevrolet Colorado. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Opel Signum, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 112 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Chevrolet Colorado. (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2006 Opel Signum will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Chevrolet Colorado. 2006 Opel Signum 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. 2006 Opel Signum will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Chevrolet Colorado 2006 Opel Signum
Make Chevrolet Opel
Model Colorado Signum
Year Released 2011 2006
Body Type Pickup Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2901 cc 2958 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 186 HP 175 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 258 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 1900 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.7:1 18.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 3 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2141 kg 1670 kg
Vehicle Length 4890 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1650 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2840 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.8 L/100km 7.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 72 L 60 L


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