Oh. ...still it just doesn't seem right that a 1600cc Chevy can get ahead of a 1600cc Vtec on 0-60 basis. Chevrolets and other American cars usually have bigger engines which produce LESS hp & torque than their smaller engined Japanese/German counterparts.
For example, (the only I remember!)
Honda Odyssey - 3.5L V6 5 speed automatic. 244hp
Chrysler T&C - 3.8L V6 5 speed automatic. 200hp.
More displacement and 25% less hp. Ive ridden in several American minivans like the 3.8L V6 Chrysler T&C, Ford Freestar 4.2L V6 and Dodge Caravan 3.3L V6; and none are not impressive at all for their engine sizes.
On the contrary, Ive been in a 2000 Honda Odyssey which was mistakenly equipped with a wrong transmission for the engine- Honda changed the engine from 3.2L V6 to 3.5L V6 but mated it to the same transmission(which was then edited the following 2001/2 model). And this minivan was substantially more agile than the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L V6 I had for a while.
Thats why most American cars have HUGE engines--yet theyre mostly sluggish, relatively. Honda beats Chevy. Always.