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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1992 Citroen ZX

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1992 Citroen ZX. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1992 Citroen ZX would be higher. At 1,905 cc (4 cylinders), 1992 Citroen ZX is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 17 more horse power than 1992 Citroen ZX. (91 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira should accelerate faster than 1992 Citroen ZX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 213 kg more than 1992 Citroen ZX. 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, 1992 Citroen ZX (196 Nm @ 2250 RPM) has 46 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1992 Citroen ZX will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1992 Citroen ZX
Make Chevrolet Citroen
Model Nubira ZX
Year Released 2009 1992
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1905 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 108 HP 91 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 196 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 88 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 21.8:1
Top Speed 175 km/hour 179 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11 seconds 11.1 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1100 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4080 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 56 L


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