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2005 Nissan Micra vs. 2001 Nissan Cima

To start off, 2005 Nissan Micra is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Nissan Cima. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Nissan Cima would be higher. At 4,500 cc (8 cylinders), 2001 Nissan Cima is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Nissan Cima weights approximately 723 kg more than 2005 Nissan Micra.

Because 2001 Nissan Cima 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 2001 Nissan Cima. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Nissan Micra, 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.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Nissan Micra 2001 Nissan Cima
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Micra Cima
Year Released 2005 2001
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1386 cc 4500 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 88 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1047 kg 1770 kg
Vehicle Length 3720 mm 5000 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1550 mm 1500 mm


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