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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2012 Ford Falcon

To start off, 2012 Ford Falcon 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 3,983 cc (6 cylinders), 2012 Ford Falcon is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Ford Falcon (265 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 157 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Ford Falcon should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Ford Falcon weights approximately 444 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.

Because 2012 Ford Falcon is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2012 Ford Falcon. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 Ford Falcon (409 Nm @ 3250 RPM) has 259 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2012 Ford Falcon will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 2012 Ford Falcon 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 Ford Falcon will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2012 Ford Falcon
Make Chevrolet Ford
Model Nubira Falcon
Year Released 2009 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 3983 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 265 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 409 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 92.3 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 99.3 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 12.0:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1757 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4967 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1868 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1433 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2838 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 68 L


 

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