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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2008 Suzuki XL7

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Suzuki XL7. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Suzuki XL7 would be higher. At 3,600 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Suzuki XL7 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Suzuki XL7 (252 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 144 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Suzuki XL7 should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Suzuki XL7 weights approximately 167 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 Suzuki XL7 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 Suzuki XL7 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 Suzuki XL7 (330 Nm @ 2300 RPM) has 180 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Suzuki XL7 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 2008 Suzuki XL7 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 Suzuki XL7 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2008 Suzuki XL7
Make Chevrolet Suzuki
Model Nubira XL7
Year Released 2009 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 3600 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 252 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 330 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2300 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.2:1
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1480 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 5020 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1760 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 70 L


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