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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2003 Opel Vectra

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Opel Vectra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Opel Vectra would be higher. At 2,171 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Opel Vectra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Opel Vectra (123 HP @ 3250 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Opel Vectra should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Opel Vectra weights approximately 320 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, 2003 Opel Vectra (280 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 130 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2003 Opel Vectra will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 2003 Opel Vectra 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. 2003 Opel Vectra will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2003 Opel Vectra
Make Chevrolet Opel
Model Nubira Vectra
Year Released 2009 2003
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 2171 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 3250 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 280 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 1500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 98 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 18.5:1
Top Speed 175 km/hour 199 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11 seconds 12.2 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1633 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4830 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 7.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 60 L


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