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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2013 Honda Insight

To start off, 2013 Honda Insight 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 1,598 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 11 more horse power than 2013 Honda Insight. (97 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira should accelerate faster than 2013 Honda Insight. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira weights approximately 63 kg more than 2013 Honda Insight. 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 Honda Insight (167 Nm @ 1700 RPM) has 17 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2013 Honda Insight will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2013 Honda Insight
Make Chevrolet Honda
Model Nubira Insight
Year Released 2009 2013
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1339 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 97 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 167 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 1700 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 73 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 80 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.8 : 1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual CVT
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1250 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4377 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1694 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1427 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2550 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 40 L


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