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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2008 Volvo S80

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 S80. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Volvo S80 would be higher. At 2,783 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Volvo S80 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Volvo S80 (268 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 160 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Volvo S80 should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Volvo S80 weights approximately 239 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 S80 (380 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 230 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Volvo S80 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 2008 Volvo S80 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 Volvo S80 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2008 Volvo S80
Make Chevrolet Volvo
Model Nubira S80
Year Released 2009 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 2783 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 268 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 380 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 81.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 8.5:1
Acceleration 0-100mph 11 seconds 7.5 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1552 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4830 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2800 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 9.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 80 L


 

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