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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2006 Volvo XC70

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Volvo XC70. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Volvo XC70 would be higher. At 2,519 cc (5 cylinders), 2006 Volvo XC70 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Volvo XC70 (207 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 99 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Volvo XC70 should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Volvo XC70 weights approximately 422 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 Volvo XC70 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 Volvo XC70 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 Volvo XC70 (320 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 170 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2006 Volvo XC70 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2006 Volvo XC70
Make Chevrolet Volvo
Model Nubira XC70
Year Released 2009 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 2519 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 207 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 1500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 93.2 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.0:1
Top Speed 175 km/hour 210 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11 seconds 8.4 seconds
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1735 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4740 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1870 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1570 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2770 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 10.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 70 L


 

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