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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier would be higher. At 2,190 cc (4 cylinders), 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier (115 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 7 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 113 kg more than 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier.

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, 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier (183 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 33 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier has automatic transmission and 2009 Chevrolet Nubira has manual transmission. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Nubira Cavalier
Year Released 2009 1997
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 2190 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 183 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 88 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.0:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1200 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4600 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2650 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 57 L


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