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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1972 Subaru R-2

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 37 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Subaru R-2. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Subaru R-2 would be higher. At 1,598 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 81 more horse power than 1972 Subaru R-2. (27 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira should accelerate faster than 1972 Subaru R-2. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 853 kg more than 1972 Subaru R-2. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1972 Subaru R-2 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 1972 Subaru R-2. 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. Let's talk about torque, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 110 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 Subaru R-2. (40 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet Nubira will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 Subaru R-2.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1972 Subaru R-2
Make Chevrolet Subaru
Model Nubira R-2
Year Released 2009 1972
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 1598 cc 356 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 2 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 108 HP 27 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 40 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 5000 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 460 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 3000 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1300 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 1930 mm


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