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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1970 Pontiac Grand Prix

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 39 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Pontiac Grand Prix. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Pontiac Grand Prix would be higher. At 7,467 cc (8 cylinders), 1970 Pontiac Grand Prix is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1970 Pontiac Grand Prix (300 HP) has 192 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP) In normal driving conditions, 1970 Pontiac Grand Prix should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Because 1970 Pontiac Grand Prix 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 1970 Pontiac Grand Prix. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira, 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. 1970 Pontiac Grand Prix 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. 1970 Pontiac Grand Prix will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
Make Chevrolet Pontiac
Model Nubira Grand Prix
Year Released 2009 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 7467 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 300 HP
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 8.2:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 5430 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1950 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 3000 mm


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