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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata would be higher. At 1,840 cc (4 cylinders), 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata (134 HP @ 7000 RPM) has 26 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 173 kg more than 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Because 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata 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 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata. 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, 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata (169 Nm @ 5000 RPM) has 19 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Make Chevrolet Mazda
Model Nubira MX-5 Miata
Year Released 2009 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1840 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 134 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 7000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 169 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 5000 RPM
Top Speed 175 km/hour 205 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11 seconds 8.5 seconds
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 1140 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 3980 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1240 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2270 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 50 L


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