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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2006 Ford Expedition

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Ford Expedition. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Ford Expedition would be higher. At 5,408 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 Ford Expedition is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Ford Expedition (300 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 192 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Ford Expedition should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Ford Expedition weights approximately 1543 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 2006 Ford Expedition is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Ford Expedition 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, 2006 Ford Expedition (496 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 346 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2006 Ford Expedition will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 2006 Ford Expedition 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. 2006 Ford Expedition will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2006 Ford Expedition
Make Chevrolet Ford
Model Nubira Expedition
Year Released 2009 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 5408 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 300 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 496 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 90 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 106 mm
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 9 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 2856 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 5230 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 2010 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1950 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 3030 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 14.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 106 L


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