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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1996 Citroen Saxo

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Citroen Saxo. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Citroen Saxo would be higher. At 1,598 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1996 Citroen Saxo (118 HP @ 6600 RPM) has 10 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1996 Citroen Saxo should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 378 kg more than 1996 Citroen Saxo.

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 5 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Citroen Saxo. (145 Nm @ 5200 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet Nubira will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Citroen Saxo.

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2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1996 Citroen Saxo
Make Chevrolet Citroen
Model Nubira Saxo
Year Released 2009 1996
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1587 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 118 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6600 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 145 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 5200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 78.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 82 mm
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 935 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 3730 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2390 mm


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