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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2005 Nissan Altima

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Nissan Altima. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Nissan Altima would be higher. At 3,490 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Nissan Altima is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Nissan Altima (250 HP @ 3600 RPM) has 142 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Nissan Altima should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Nissan Altima weights approximately 147 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.

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, 2005 Nissan Altima (338 Nm) has 188 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm). This means 2005 Nissan Altima will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2005 Nissan Altima
Make Chevrolet Nissan
Model Nubira Altima
Year Released 2009 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 3490 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 250 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 338 Nm
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 96 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 81 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.3:1
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2810 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 76 L


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