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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2010 Ford Expedition

To start off, 2010 Ford Expedition is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2009 Chevrolet Nubira would be higher. At 5,400 cc (8 cylinders), 2010 Ford Expedition is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Ford Expedition (310 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 202 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Ford Expedition should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Ford Expedition weights approximately 1342 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 2010 Ford Expedition is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2010 Ford Expedition. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2010 Ford Expedition (494 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 344 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2010 Ford Expedition will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 2010 Ford Expedition 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. 2010 Ford Expedition will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2010 Ford Expedition
Make Chevrolet Ford
Model Nubira Expedition
Year Released 2009 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 5400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 310 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5100 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 494 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3600 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 8 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 2655 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 5621 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 2002 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1974 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 3327 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 127 L


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