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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1987 Nissan Patrol

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1987 Nissan Patrol. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1987 Nissan Patrol would be higher. At 3,246 cc (6 cylinders), 1987 Nissan Patrol is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 14 more horse power than 1987 Nissan Patrol. (94 HP @ 3600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira should accelerate faster than 1987 Nissan Patrol. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1987 Nissan Patrol weights approximately 763 kg more than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Because 1987 Nissan Patrol 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, 1987 Nissan Patrol 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, 1987 Nissan Patrol (215 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 65 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1987 Nissan Patrol will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1987 Nissan Patrol
Make Chevrolet Nissan
Model Nubira Patrol
Year Released 2009 1987
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 3246 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 94 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 215 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 1800 RPM
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 2076 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4740 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1850 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2980 mm


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