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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2011 Buick Enclave

To start off, 2011 Buick Enclave is newer by 2 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 3,600 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 Buick Enclave is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Buick Enclave (288 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 180 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Buick Enclave should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Buick Enclave weights approximately 855 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, 2011 Buick Enclave (366 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 216 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2011 Buick Enclave will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 2011 Buick Enclave 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. 2011 Buick Enclave will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2011 Buick Enclave
Make Chevrolet Buick
Model Nubira Enclave
Year Released 2009 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 3600 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 288 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 366 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3400 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 2168 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 5126 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 2007 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 3020 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 83 L


 

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