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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2001 Pontiac Sunfire

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Pontiac Sunfire. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Pontiac Sunfire would be higher. At 2,399 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 Pontiac Sunfire is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Pontiac Sunfire (148 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 40 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Pontiac Sunfire should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Pontiac Sunfire weights approximately 273 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.

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, 2001 Pontiac Sunfire (210 Nm) has 60 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm). This means 2001 Pontiac Sunfire will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2001 Pontiac Sunfire
Make Chevrolet Pontiac
Model Nubira Sunfire
Year Released 2009 2001
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 148 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 210 Nm
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1586 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4630 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2650 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 76 L


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