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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2010 Volkswagen Beetle

To start off, 2010 Volkswagen Beetle 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 1,984 cc (4 cylinders), 2010 Volkswagen Beetle is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Volkswagen Beetle (114 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 6 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Volkswagen Beetle should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

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 Volkswagen Beetle (172 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 22 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2010 Volkswagen Beetle will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2010 Volkswagen Beetle
Make Chevrolet Volkswagen
Model Nubira Beetle
Year Released 2009 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1984 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 114 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 172 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3200 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.3:1
Top Speed 175 km/hour 180 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11 seconds 11.7 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 8.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 55 L


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