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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 1999 Kia Sephia

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Kia Sephia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Kia Sephia 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 8 more horse power than 1999 Kia Sephia. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira should accelerate faster than 1999 Kia Sephia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 218 kg more than 1999 Kia Sephia. 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 2 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Kia Sephia. (148 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet Nubira will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Kia Sephia.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 1999 Kia Sephia
Make Chevrolet Kia
Model Nubira Sephia
Year Released 2009 1999
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1594 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 100 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 148 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 78 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 83.3 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.5:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1095 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4520 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2570 mm


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