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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1998 Jaguar XK

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Jaguar XK. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Jaguar XK would be higher. At 3,996 cc (8 cylinders), 1998 Jaguar XK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Jaguar XK (290 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 182 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1998 Jaguar XK should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Jaguar XK weights approximately 387 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 1998 Jaguar XK 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 1998 Jaguar XK. 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, 1998 Jaguar XK (394 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 244 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1998 Jaguar XK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 1998 Jaguar XK 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. 1998 Jaguar XK will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1998 Jaguar XK
Make Chevrolet Jaguar
Model Nubira XK
Year Released 2009 1998
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 3996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 290 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 394 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 86 mm
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1700 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1320 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 75 L


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