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1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta vs. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 50 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta would be higher. At 1,598 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 56 more horse power than 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta. (52 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira should accelerate faster than 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 438 kg more than 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 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 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira, 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, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 56 more torque (in Nm) than 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta. (94 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet Nubira will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta.

Compare all specifications:

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2009 Chevrolet Nubira
Make Alfa Romeo Chevrolet
Model Giulietta Nubira
Year Released 1959 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1290 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 52 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 94 Nm 150 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 875 kg 1313 kg
Vehicle Length 4000 mm 4570 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2400 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L 60 L


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