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2001 Chevrolet Astro vs. 2009 Nissan Xterra

To start off, 2009 Nissan Xterra is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Chevrolet Astro. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Chevrolet Astro would be higher. At 4,293 cc (6 cylinders), 2001 Chevrolet Astro is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Nissan Xterra (262 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 79 more horse power than 2001 Chevrolet Astro. (183 HP @ 4400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Xterra should accelerate faster than 2001 Chevrolet Astro.

Let's talk about torque, 2009 Nissan Xterra (381 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 43 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Chevrolet Astro. (338 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Xterra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Chevrolet Astro. 2009 Nissan Xterra has automatic transmission and 2001 Chevrolet Astro has manual transmission. 2001 Chevrolet Astro will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Nissan Xterra will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2001 Chevrolet Astro 2009 Nissan Xterra
Make Chevrolet Nissan
Model Astro Xterra
Year Released 2001 2009
Body Type Minivan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4293 cc 3954 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 183 HP 262 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 338 Nm 381 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 8 seats 5 seats


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