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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2010 Toyota Matrix

To start off, 2010 Toyota Matrix 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 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2010 Toyota Matrix is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Toyota Matrix (158 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 50 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Toyota Matrix should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Toyota Matrix weights approximately 111 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, 2010 Toyota Matrix (219 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 69 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2010 Toyota Matrix will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2010 Toyota Matrix
Make Chevrolet Toyota
Model Nubira Matrix
Year Released 2009 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 158 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 219 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
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 1424 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4394 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1765 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1560 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2601 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 50 L


 

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