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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2008 Volkswagen Bora

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Volkswagen Bora. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Volkswagen Bora would be higher. Both 2009 Chevrolet Nubira and 2008 Volkswagen Bora are equipped with a 1,598 cc engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 3 more horse power than 2008 Volkswagen Bora. (105 HP @ 5700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira should accelerate faster than 2008 Volkswagen Bora. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 86 kg more than 2008 Volkswagen Bora. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 2 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Volkswagen Bora. (148 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet Nubira will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Volkswagen Bora.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2008 Volkswagen Bora
Make Chevrolet Volkswagen
Model Nubira Bora
Year Released 2009 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 105 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 148 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 76.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 86.9 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 11.5:1
Top Speed 175 km/hour 192 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11 seconds 11.5 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1227 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4420 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 6.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 55 L


 

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