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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2003 Honda S2000

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Honda S2000. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Honda S2000 would be higher. At 2,157 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Honda S2000 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Honda S2000 (240 HP @ 7800 RPM) has 132 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Honda S2000 should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 27 kg more than 2003 Honda S2000.

Because 2003 Honda S2000 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 2003 Honda S2000. 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, 2003 Honda S2000 (220 Nm @ 6500 RPM) has 70 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2003 Honda S2000 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2003 Honda S2000
Make Chevrolet Honda
Model Nubira S2000
Year Released 2009 2003
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 2157 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 240 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 7800 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 220 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 6500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 87.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 90.7 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 11.1:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1286 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4130 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1290 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 50 L


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