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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2006 Saab 03-Sep

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Saab 03-Sep. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Saab 03-Sep would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Saab 03-Sep is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Saab 03-Sep (173 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 65 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Saab 03-Sep should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Saab 03-Sep weights approximately 277 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, 2006 Saab 03-Sep (265 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 115 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2006 Saab 03-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 2006 Saab 03-Sep 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 Saab 03-Sep will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2006 Saab 03-Sep
Make Chevrolet Saab
Model Nubira 03-Sep
Year Released 2009 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 173 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 265 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.5:1
Top Speed 175 km/hour 215 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11 seconds 10.5 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1590 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 2040 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 9.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 62 L


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