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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2008 Opel Antara

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Opel Antara. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Opel Antara would be higher. At 1,990 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Opel Antara is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Opel Antara (148 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 40 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Opel Antara should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Opel Antara weights approximately 542 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 2008 Opel Antara 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 Opel Antara 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 Opel Antara (320 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 170 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Opel Antara will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 2008 Opel Antara 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 Opel Antara will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2008 Opel Antara
Make Chevrolet Opel
Model Nubira Antara
Year Released 2009 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1990 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 92 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 17.5:1
Top Speed 175 km/hour 180 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11 seconds 10.3 seconds
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 1855 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4580 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1710 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 7.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 65 L


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