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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1997 Mitsubishi Space Runner

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1997 Mitsubishi Space Runner. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1997 Mitsubishi Space Runner would be higher. At 1,834 cc (4 cylinders), 1997 Mitsubishi Space Runner is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1997 Mitsubishi Space Runner (120 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 12 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1997 Mitsubishi Space Runner should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 98 kg more than 1997 Mitsubishi Space Runner.

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 Mitsubishi Space Runner (165 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 15 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1997 Mitsubishi Space Runner will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1997 Mitsubishi Space Runner
Make Chevrolet Mitsubishi
Model Nubira Space Runner
Year Released 2009 1997
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1834 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 120 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 165 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4500 RPM
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 1215 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4300 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2530 mm


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