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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1976 Chevrolet Caprice

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 33 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Chevrolet Caprice. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Chevrolet Caprice would be higher. At 5,732 cc (8 cylinders), 1976 Chevrolet Caprice is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1976 Chevrolet Caprice (163 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 55 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1976 Chevrolet Caprice should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Chevrolet Caprice weights approximately 707 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 1976 Chevrolet Caprice 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 1976 Chevrolet Caprice. 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, 1976 Chevrolet Caprice (353 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 203 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1976 Chevrolet Caprice will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 1976 Chevrolet Caprice 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. 1976 Chevrolet Caprice will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1976 Chevrolet Caprice
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Nubira Caprice
Year Released 2009 1976
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 5732 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 108 HP 163 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 353 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2400 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 2020 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 5670 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 2030 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 3100 mm


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