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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Chevrolet Malibu. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Chevrolet Malibu would be higher. At 2,399 cc (4 cylinders), 1999 Chevrolet Malibu is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Chevrolet Malibu weights approximately 93 kg more than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

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, 1999 Chevrolet Malibu (203 Nm) has 53 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm). This means 1999 Chevrolet Malibu will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 1999 Chevrolet Malibu 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. 1999 Chevrolet Malibu will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1999 Chevrolet Malibu
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Nubira Malibu
Year Released 2009 1999
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 2399 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 108 HP 0 HP
Torque 150 Nm 203 Nm
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1406 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4840 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2720 mm


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