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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2002 Proton 400

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Proton 400. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Proton 400 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 34 more horse power than 2002 Proton 400. (74 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira should accelerate faster than 2002 Proton 400. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 343 kg more than 2002 Proton 400. 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 42 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Proton 400. (108 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet Nubira will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Proton 400.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2002 Proton 400
Make Chevrolet Proton
Model Nubira 400
Year Released 2009 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1299 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 108 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3000 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 970 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4370 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2510 mm


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