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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2005 Ford Five Hundred

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Ford Five Hundred. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Ford Five Hundred would be higher. At 2,983 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Ford Five Hundred is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Ford Five Hundred (203 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 95 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Ford Five Hundred should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Ford Five Hundred weights approximately 421 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.

Because 2005 Ford Five Hundred is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Ford Five Hundred will offer significantly more control. 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, 2005 Ford Five Hundred (281 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 131 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 Ford Five Hundred will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 2005 Ford Five Hundred 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. 2005 Ford Five Hundred will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2005 Ford Five Hundred
Make Chevrolet Ford
Model Nubira Five Hundred
Year Released 2009 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 2983 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 203 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 281 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 79 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.0:1
Drive Type Front AWD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1734 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 5100 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2760 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 11.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 72 L


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