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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2013 Volkswagen Beetle

To start off, 2013 Volkswagen Beetle 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 2,500 cc (5 cylinders), 2013 Volkswagen Beetle is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Volkswagen Beetle (168 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 60 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Volkswagen Beetle should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Volkswagen Beetle weights approximately 47 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 Volkswagen Beetle (240 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 90 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2013 Volkswagen Beetle will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 2013 Volkswagen Beetle 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 Volkswagen Beetle will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2013 Volkswagen Beetle
Make Chevrolet Volkswagen
Model Nubira Beetle
Year Released 2009 2013
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 2500 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 168 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 240 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 92 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.5:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1360 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4277 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1808 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1473 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2537 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 55 L


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