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2008 Chevrolet Optra vs. 2009 Land Rover Defender

To start off, 2009 Land Rover Defender is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Chevrolet Optra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Chevrolet Optra would be higher. At 2,402 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Land Rover Defender is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Land Rover Defender (120 HP @ 3500 RPM) has 17 more horse power than 2008 Chevrolet Optra. (103 HP @ 5800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Land Rover Defender should accelerate faster than 2008 Chevrolet Optra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Land Rover Defender weights approximately 1533 kg more than 2008 Chevrolet Optra. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Land Rover Defender is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2008 Chevrolet Optra. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Land Rover Defender 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, 2009 Land Rover Defender (360 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 210 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Chevrolet Optra. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2009 Land Rover Defender will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Chevrolet Optra.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Chevrolet Optra 2009 Land Rover Defender
Make Chevrolet Land Rover
Model Optra Defender
Year Released 2008 2009
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 2402 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 103 HP 120 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 3500 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 360 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 94.6 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 17.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1175 kg 2708 kg
Vehicle Length 4320 mm 3900 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1930 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2370 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.5 L/100km 24.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 60 L


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