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2008 Audi A3 vs. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Audi A3. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Audi A3 would be higher. At 1,968 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Audi A3 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Audi A3 (138 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 30 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Audi A3 should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Audi A3 weights approximately 192 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 2008 Audi A3 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, 2008 Audi A3 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, 2008 Audi A3 (320 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 170 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Audi A3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 2008 Audi A3 has automatic transmission and 2009 Chevrolet Nubira has manual transmission. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2008 Audi A3 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Audi A3 2009 Chevrolet Nubira
Make Audi Chevrolet
Model A3 Nubira
Year Released 2008 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1968 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 138 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 150 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81 mm 79 mm
Engine Stroke Size 95.5 mm 81.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 9.5:1
Top Speed 205 km/hour 175 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 9.7 seconds 11 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1505 kg 1313 kg
Vehicle Length 4220 mm 4570 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 5.8 L/100km 8.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 60 L


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