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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2009 Subaru Forester

To start off, both 2009 Chevrolet Nubira and 2009 Subaru Forester were released in the same year (2009). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 2,457 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Subaru Forester is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Subaru Forester (170 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 62 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Subaru Forester should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Subaru Forester weights approximately 320 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 2009 Subaru Forester 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, 2009 Subaru Forester 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, 2009 Subaru Forester (231 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 81 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2009 Subaru Forester will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2009 Subaru Forester
Make Chevrolet Subaru
Model Nubira Forester
Year Released 2009 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 2457 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 170 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 231 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 89.2 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 79 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 8.4:1
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1633 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4570 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2620 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 64 L


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