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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1979 GMC Suburban

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 GMC Suburban. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 GMC Suburban would be higher. At 4,093 cc (6 cylinders), 1979 GMC Suburban is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 8 more horse power than 1979 GMC Suburban. (100 HP @ 3600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira should accelerate faster than 1979 GMC Suburban. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1979 GMC Suburban weights approximately 887 kg more than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Because 1979 GMC Suburban is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1979 GMC Suburban 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, 1979 GMC Suburban (242 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 92 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1979 GMC Suburban will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 1979 GMC Suburban 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. 1979 GMC Suburban will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1979 GMC Suburban
Make Chevrolet GMC
Model Nubira Suburban
Year Released 2009 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 4093 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 108 HP 100 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 242 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 1600 RPM
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 2200 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 5480 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1950 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1800 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 3300 mm


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