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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1994 Mercury Capri

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1994 Mercury Capri. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1994 Mercury Capri 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 8 more horse power than 1994 Mercury Capri. (100 HP @ 5750 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira should accelerate faster than 1994 Mercury Capri. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 233 kg more than 1994 Mercury Capri. 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, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 20 more torque (in Nm) than 1994 Mercury Capri. (130 Nm @ 5500 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet Nubira will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1994 Mercury Capri.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1994 Mercury Capri
Make Chevrolet Mercury
Model Nubira Capri
Year Released 2009 1994
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1597 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 108 HP 100 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5750 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 130 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 5500 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1080 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4230 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1290 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2410 mm


 

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