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1990 Chevrolet Astro vs. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1990 Chevrolet Astro. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1990 Chevrolet Astro would be higher. At 4,293 cc (6 cylinders), 1990 Chevrolet Astro is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1990 Chevrolet Astro (183 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 75 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1990 Chevrolet Astro should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 Chevrolet Astro weights approximately 582 kg more than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1990 Chevrolet Astro is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1990 Chevrolet Astro will offer significantly more control. 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, 1990 Chevrolet Astro (338 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 188 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1990 Chevrolet Astro will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

1990 Chevrolet Astro 2009 Chevrolet Nubira
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Astro Nubira
Year Released 1990 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4293 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 183 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 338 Nm 150 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 101.6 mm 79 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88.4 mm 81.5 mm
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 8 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1895 kg 1313 kg
Vehicle Length 4830 mm 4570 mm
Vehicle Width 1980 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1910 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2610 mm


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