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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 24 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight would be higher. At 3,790 cc (6 cylinders), 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight (123 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight weights approximately 182 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.

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, 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight (264 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 114 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight 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. 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight
Make Chevrolet Oldsmobile
Model Nubira Ninety-Eight
Year Released 2009 1985
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 3790 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 108 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 264 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2000 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1495 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 5010 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2830 mm


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