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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2012 Citroen C3

To start off, 2012 Citroen C3 is newer by 3 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 1,598 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 108 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 154 kg more than 2012 Citroen C3.

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, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 3 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Citroen C3. (147 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2009 Chevrolet Nubira will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Citroen C3. 2012 Citroen C3 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. 2012 Citroen C3 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2012 Citroen C3
Make Chevrolet Citroen
Model Nubira C3
Year Released 2009 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1587 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 108 HP
Torque 150 Nm 147 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 78.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 82 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 11.0:1
Top Speed 175 km/hour 192 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11 seconds 13.2 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1159 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 3860 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1540 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 6.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 45 L


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