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1969 Chevrolet Vega vs. 2009 Nissan Qashqai

To start off, 2009 Nissan Qashqai is newer by 40 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1969 Chevrolet Vega. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1969 Chevrolet Vega would be higher. At 2,287 cc (4 cylinders), 1969 Chevrolet Vega is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Nissan Qashqai (148 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 67 more horse power than 1969 Chevrolet Vega. (81 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Qashqai should accelerate faster than 1969 Chevrolet Vega. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Nissan Qashqai weights approximately 515 kg more than 1969 Chevrolet Vega. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1969 Chevrolet Vega 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 1969 Chevrolet Vega. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Qashqai, 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 Nissan Qashqai (320 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 153 more torque (in Nm) than 1969 Chevrolet Vega. (167 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Qashqai will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1969 Chevrolet Vega. 1969 Chevrolet Vega has automatic transmission and 2009 Nissan Qashqai has manual transmission. 2009 Nissan Qashqai will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1969 Chevrolet Vega will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1969 Chevrolet Vega 2009 Nissan Qashqai
Make Chevrolet Nissan
Model Vega Qashqai
Year Released 1969 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2287 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 81 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 167 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 91.9 mm 90 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1005 kg 1520 kg
Vehicle Length 4320 mm 4320 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1620 mm
Wheelbase Size 2480 mm 2640 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 42 L 65 L


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