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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1995 Volvo 850

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Volvo 850. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Volvo 850 would be higher. At 1,983 cc (5 cylinders), 1995 Volvo 850 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1995 Volvo 850 (124 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 16 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1995 Volvo 850 should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1995 Volvo 850 weights approximately 22 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.

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, 1995 Volvo 850 (170 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 20 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1995 Volvo 850 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1995 Volvo 850
Make Chevrolet Volvo
Model Nubira 850
Year Released 2009 1995
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1983 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 108 HP 124 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 170 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 77 mm
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1335 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2670 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 58 L


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