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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2006 Chevrolet Spark

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Chevrolet Spark. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Chevrolet Spark 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 43 more horse power than 2006 Chevrolet Spark. (65 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira should accelerate faster than 2006 Chevrolet Spark. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 235 kg more than 2006 Chevrolet Spark. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 Chevrolet Spark 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 2006 Chevrolet Spark. 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, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 63 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Chevrolet Spark. (87 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet Nubira will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Chevrolet Spark.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2006 Chevrolet Spark
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Nubira Spark
Year Released 2009 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 65 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 87 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 68.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 67.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.3:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1078 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 3500 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1500 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2350 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 14 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 35 L


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