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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1991 Chevrolet Nova

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 18 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1991 Chevrolet Nova. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1991 Chevrolet Nova would be higher. At 5,025 cc (8 cylinders), 1991 Chevrolet Nova is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1991 Chevrolet Nova (200 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 92 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1991 Chevrolet Nova should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1991 Chevrolet Nova weights approximately 125 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 1991 Chevrolet Nova 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 1991 Chevrolet Nova. 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, 1991 Chevrolet Nova (407 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 257 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1991 Chevrolet Nova will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1991 Chevrolet Nova
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Nubira Nova
Year Released 2009 1991
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 5025 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 108 HP 200 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 407 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 98.4 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.0:1
Top Speed 175 km/hour 177 km/hour
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1438 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4820 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2830 mm


 

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