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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2008 Hyundai Tiburon

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Hyundai Tiburon. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Hyundai Tiburon would be higher. At 1,975 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Hyundai Tiburon is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Hyundai Tiburon (138 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 30 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Hyundai Tiburon should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 248 kg more than 2008 Hyundai Tiburon.

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, 2008 Hyundai Tiburon (184 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 34 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Hyundai Tiburon will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2008 Hyundai Tiburon
Make Chevrolet Hyundai
Model Nubira Tiburon
Year Released 2009 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1975 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 184 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4500 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1065 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4400 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2540 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 6.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 55 L


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