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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2005 Honda Civic

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Honda Civic. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Honda Civic would be higher. At 1,598 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 8 more horse power than 2005 Honda Civic. (100 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Civic. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 217 kg more than 2005 Honda Civic. 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, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 11 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Honda Civic. (139 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet Nubira will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Honda Civic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2005 Honda Civic
Make Chevrolet Honda
Model Nubira Civic
Year Released 2009 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1492 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 100 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 139 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.0:1
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 1096 kg
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2690 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 50 L


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