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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2008 Chevrolet Equinox

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Chevrolet Equinox. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Chevrolet Equinox would be higher. At 3,425 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Chevrolet Equinox is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Chevrolet Equinox (185 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 77 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Chevrolet Equinox should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 233 kg more than 2008 Chevrolet Equinox.

Because 2008 Chevrolet Equinox 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, 2008 Chevrolet Equinox 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, 2008 Chevrolet Equinox (285 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 135 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Chevrolet Equinox will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 2008 Chevrolet Equinox 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. 2008 Chevrolet Equinox will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2008 Chevrolet Equinox
Make Chevrolet Chevrolet
Model Nubira Equinox
Year Released 2009 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 3425 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 285 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.5:1
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1080 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4800 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1710 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 61 L


 

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