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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1996 Ford Falcon

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Ford Falcon. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Ford Falcon would be higher. At 3,707 cc (6 cylinders), 1996 Ford Falcon is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1996 Ford Falcon (228 HP @ 4500 RPM) has 120 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1996 Ford Falcon should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1996 Ford Falcon weights approximately 267 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 1996 Ford Falcon 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 1996 Ford Falcon. 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, 1996 Ford Falcon (398 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 248 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1996 Ford Falcon will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1996 Ford Falcon
Make Chevrolet Ford
Model Nubira Falcon
Year Released 2009 1996
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 3707 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 108 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 398 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3000 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4910 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1870 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2800 mm


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