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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1983 Mercury Lynx

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1983 Mercury Lynx. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 Mercury Lynx would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 1983 Mercury Lynx is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 57 more horse power than 1983 Mercury Lynx. (51 HP @ 3600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira should accelerate faster than 1983 Mercury Lynx. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 263 kg more than 1983 Mercury Lynx. 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 39 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Mercury Lynx. (111 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet Nubira will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Mercury Lynx.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1983 Mercury Lynx
Make Chevrolet Mercury
Model Nubira Lynx
Year Released 2009 1983
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 108 HP 51 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 111 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2400 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1050 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4170 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2400 mm


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