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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2011 Toyota Sienna

To start off, 2011 Toyota Sienna 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 3,500 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 Toyota Sienna is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Toyota Sienna (266 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 158 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Toyota Sienna 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, 2011 Toyota Sienna (332 Nm @ 4700 RPM) has 182 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2011 Toyota Sienna will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 2011 Toyota Sienna 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 Toyota Sienna will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2011 Toyota Sienna
Make Chevrolet Toyota
Model Nubira Sienna
Year Released 2009 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 3500 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 266 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 332 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4700 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 5085 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1984 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1796 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 3030 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 76 L


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