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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1975 Honda Civic

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 34 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Honda Civic. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Honda Civic 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) has 59 more horse power than 1975 Honda Civic. (49 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira should accelerate faster than 1975 Honda Civic. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 635 kg more than 1975 Honda Civic. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 70 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Honda Civic. (80 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet Nubira will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Honda Civic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1975 Honda Civic
Make Chevrolet Honda
Model Nubira Civic
Year Released 2009 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1238 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 108 HP 49 HP
Torque 150 Nm 80 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 72 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 76 mm
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 678 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 3700 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1510 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2290 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 42 L


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