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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2002 Mercedes-Benz C

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Mercedes-Benz C. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Mercedes-Benz C would be higher. At 1,796 cc (4 cylinders), 2002 Mercedes-Benz C is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Mercedes-Benz C (141 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 33 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mercedes-Benz C should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz C weights approximately 152 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 2002 Mercedes-Benz C 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 2002 Mercedes-Benz C. 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, 2002 Mercedes-Benz C (220 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 70 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2002 Mercedes-Benz C will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 2002 Mercedes-Benz C 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 Mercedes-Benz C will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2002 Mercedes-Benz C
Make Chevrolet Mercedes-Benz
Model Nubira C
Year Released 2009 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 108 HP 141 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 220 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 85 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.2:1
Top Speed 175 km/hour 220 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11 seconds 9.9 seconds
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1465 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4350 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2570 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 62 L


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