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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2003 Renault Megane

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Renault Megane. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Renault Megane would be higher. At 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Renault Megane is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Renault Megane (221 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 113 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Renault Megane should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Renault Megane weights approximately 82 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 Renault Megane (300 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 150 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2003 Renault Megane will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2003 Renault Megane
Make Chevrolet Renault
Model Nubira Megane
Year Released 2009 2003
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 82.7 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 93 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.0:1
Top Speed 175 km/hour 236 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11 seconds 6.5 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1395 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4230 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2740 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 8.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 60 L


 

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