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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2008 Volvo S40

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Volvo S40. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Volvo S40 would be higher. At 2,399 cc (5 cylinders), 2008 Volvo S40 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Volvo S40 (168 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 60 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Volvo S40 should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Volvo S40 weights approximately 120 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.

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 Volvo S40 (231 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 81 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Volvo S40 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2008 Volvo S40
Make Chevrolet Volvo
Model Nubira S40
Year Released 2009 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 2399 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 168 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 231 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 8.5:1
Top Speed 175 km/hour 220 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11 seconds 8.2 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1433 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4470 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2650 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 8.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 62 L


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