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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1980 Chrysler 1609

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 29 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Chrysler 1609. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Chrysler 1609 would be higher. At 1,812 cc (4 cylinders), 1980 Chrysler 1609 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 7 more horse power than 1980 Chrysler 1609. (101 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira should accelerate faster than 1980 Chrysler 1609. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 213 kg more than 1980 Chrysler 1609. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1980 Chrysler 1609 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 1980 Chrysler 1609. 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 6 more torque (in Nm) than 1980 Chrysler 1609. (144 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet Nubira will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1980 Chrysler 1609. 1980 Chrysler 1609 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. 1980 Chrysler 1609 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1980 Chrysler 1609
Make Chevrolet Chrysler
Model Nubira 1609
Year Released 2009 1980
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1812 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 108 HP 101 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 144 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3800 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1100 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4530 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2670 mm


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