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2009 Nissan Qashqai vs. 1998 Nissan 200 SX Silvia

To start off, 2009 Nissan Qashqai is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Nissan 200 SX Silvia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Nissan 200 SX Silvia would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 1998 Nissan 200 SX Silvia is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Nissan 200 SX Silvia (197 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 49 more horse power than 2009 Nissan Qashqai. (148 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1998 Nissan 200 SX Silvia should accelerate faster than 2009 Nissan Qashqai. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Nissan Qashqai weights approximately 260 kg more than 1998 Nissan 200 SX Silvia.

Because 1998 Nissan 200 SX Silvia 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 1998 Nissan 200 SX Silvia. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Qashqai, 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, 2009 Nissan Qashqai (320 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 55 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Nissan 200 SX Silvia. (265 Nm @ 4800 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Qashqai will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Nissan 200 SX Silvia.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Nissan Qashqai 1998 Nissan 200 SX Silvia
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Qashqai 200 SX Silvia
Year Released 2009 1998
Body Type Crossover Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 197 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 265 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 86.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 86.1 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1520 kg 1260 kg
Vehicle Length 4320 mm 4530 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1620 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2530 mm


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