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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1989 Subaru Legacy

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Subaru Legacy. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Subaru Legacy would be higher. At 2,211 cc (4 cylinders), 1989 Subaru Legacy is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1989 Subaru Legacy (160 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 52 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1989 Subaru Legacy should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1989 Subaru Legacy weights approximately 112 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.

Because 1989 Subaru Legacy 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, 1989 Subaru Legacy 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, 1989 Subaru Legacy (245 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 95 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1989 Subaru Legacy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1989 Subaru Legacy
Make Chevrolet Subaru
Model Nubira Legacy
Year Released 2009 1989
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 2211 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Horse Power 108 HP 160 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 245 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 96.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 75 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 8.0:1
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1425 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4520 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2590 mm


 

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