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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2012 Citroen C5

To start off, 2012 Citroen C5 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 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Citroen C5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Citroen C5 (134 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 26 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Citroen C5 should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Citroen C5 weights approximately 80 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, 2012 Citroen C5 (190 Nm @ 4100 RPM) has 40 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2012 Citroen C5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 2012 Citroen C5 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 C5 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2012 Citroen C5
Make Chevrolet Citroen
Model Nubira C5
Year Released 2009 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 134 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 190 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4100 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 85 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 88 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 11.0:1
Top Speed 175 km/hour 208 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11 seconds 11.1 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 1393 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4620 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2760 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 8.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 66 L


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