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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1997 Toyota Corolla

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1997 Toyota Corolla. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1997 Toyota Corolla would be higher. At 1,598 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 23 more horse power than 1997 Toyota Corolla. (85 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira should accelerate faster than 1997 Toyota Corolla. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 138 kg more than 1997 Toyota Corolla. 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, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 30 more torque (in Nm) than 1997 Toyota Corolla. (120 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet Nubira will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1997 Toyota Corolla.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1997 Toyota Corolla
Make Chevrolet Toyota
Model Nubira Corolla
Year Released 2009 1997
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1332 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 108 HP 85 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 120 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 75 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 73.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.5:1
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1175 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4330 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 75 L


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