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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2013 Dodge GRAND CARAVAN

To start off, 2013 Dodge GRAND CARAVAN is newer by 4 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 3,600 cc (6 cylinders), 2013 Dodge GRAND CARAVAN is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Dodge GRAND CARAVAN (279 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 171 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Dodge GRAND CARAVAN should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Dodge GRAND CARAVAN weights approximately 737 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, 2013 Dodge GRAND CARAVAN (353 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 203 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2013 Dodge GRAND CARAVAN will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 2013 Dodge GRAND CARAVAN 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. 2013 Dodge GRAND CARAVAN will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2013 Dodge GRAND CARAVAN
Make Chevrolet Dodge
Year Released 2009 2013
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 3600 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 279 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 353 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 96 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 83 mm
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 2050 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 5151 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 2247 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1725 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 3078 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 76 L


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