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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1987 Skoda Rapid R

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1987 Skoda Rapid R. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1987 Skoda Rapid R would be higher. At 1,598 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 46 more horse power than 1987 Skoda Rapid R. (62 HP @ 4750 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira should accelerate faster than 1987 Skoda Rapid R. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 463 kg more than 1987 Skoda Rapid R. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1987 Skoda Rapid R 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 1987 Skoda Rapid R. 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 51 more torque (in Nm) than 1987 Skoda Rapid R. (99 Nm @ 2850 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet Nubira will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1987 Skoda Rapid R.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1987 Skoda Rapid R
Make Chevrolet Skoda
Model Nubira Rapid R
Year Released 2009 1987
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 1598 cc 1289 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 62 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 4750 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 99 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2850 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 75.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 72 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.7:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 850 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4170 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1600 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 47 L


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