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2012 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, 2012 Volkswagen Jetta is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2010 Chevrolet Colorado would be higher. At 2,901 cc (4 cylinders), 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado (185 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 45 more horse power than 2012 Volkswagen Jetta. (140 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado should accelerate faster than 2012 Volkswagen Jetta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Volkswagen Jetta weights approximately 139 kg more than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado.

Because 2010 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 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Volkswagen Jetta, 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, 2012 Volkswagen Jetta (320 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 62 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2012 Volkswagen Jetta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2010 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Volkswagen Chevrolet
Model Jetta Colorado
Year Released 2012 2010
Body Type Sedan 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 140 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 2800 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type 6-speed manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1400 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 4644 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1778 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1482 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2651 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption 5.6 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 7.8 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 72 L


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