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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2005 Infiniti M

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Infiniti M. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Infiniti M would be higher. At 4,494 cc (8 cylinders), 2005 Infiniti M is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Infiniti M (335 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 227 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Infiniti M should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Infiniti M weights approximately 427 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 Infiniti M 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 2005 Infiniti M. 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, 2005 Infiniti M (453 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 303 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 Infiniti M will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 2005 Infiniti M 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 Infiniti M will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2005 Infiniti M
Make Chevrolet Infiniti
Model Nubira M
Year Released 2009 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 4494 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 335 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 453 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 93 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 82.7 mm
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 5020 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2810 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 79 L


 

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