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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser

To start off, 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser 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 4,000 cc (6 cylinders), 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser (260 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 152 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser weights approximately 537 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 Toyota FJ Cruiser is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser will offer significantly more control. 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 Toyota FJ Cruiser (367 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 217 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Make Chevrolet Toyota
Model Nubira FJ Cruiser
Year Released 2009 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 4000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 367 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4400 RPM
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1850 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4671 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1905 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1811 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2690 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 72 L


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