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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2004 Ford Explorer

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Ford Explorer. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Ford Explorer would be higher. At 4,605 cc (8 cylinders), 2004 Ford Explorer is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Ford Explorer (239 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 131 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Ford Explorer should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 15 kg more than 2004 Ford Explorer.

Let's talk about torque, 2004 Ford Explorer (382 Nm) has 232 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm). This means 2004 Ford Explorer will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2004 Ford Explorer
Make Chevrolet Ford
Model Nubira Explorer
Year Released 2009 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 4605 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 239 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 382 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.4:1
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1298 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4820 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1820 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2900 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 13.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 85 L


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