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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2002 Citroen C3

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Citroen C3. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Citroen C3 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 21 more horse power than 2002 Citroen C3. (87 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira should accelerate faster than 2002 Citroen C3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 56 kg more than 2002 Citroen C3. 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, 2002 Citroen C3 (200 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 50 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2002 Citroen C3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 2002 Citroen C3 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. 2002 Citroen C3 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2002 Citroen C3
Make Chevrolet Citroen
Model Nubira C3
Year Released 2009 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1398 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 87 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 200 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 1750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 73.7 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 82 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 18.0:1
Top Speed 175 km/hour 177 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11 seconds 12.9 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1257 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 3860 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1540 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 4.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 45 L


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