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Chevrolet Kalos Citroen Xsara

6 reasons to buy Chevrolet Kalos

Engine and transmission
Piston stroke longer 78 mm vs 77 mm 1% or 1 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 95 g/mile vs 99 g/mile 4% or 4 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More maximum roof load 100 kg vs 75 kg 25% or 25 kg
Other specs
Less weight 990 kg vs 1116 kg 13% or 126 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.06 meters vs 10.7 meters 6% or 0.64 meters

16 reasons to buy Citroen Xsara

Engine and transmission
Better compression 10.5 vs 9.3 11% or 1.2 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 75 mm vs 68.5 mm 9% or 6.5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

75 bhp vs 72 bhp

56 kw. vs 53 kw.

4% or 3 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 121 nM vs 104 nM 14% or 17 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 12.7 sec. vs 13.7 sec. 1 sec.
More top speed 107 mph vs 98 mph 9 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 42.22 mpg vs 44.11 mpg 4% or 1.89 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 52.33 mpg vs 54.25 mpg 4% or 1.92 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 30.69 mpg vs 33.19 mpg 8% or 2.5 mpg
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 408 liters vs 220 liters 46% or 188 liters
More maximum trunk space 1190 liters vs 980 liters 18% or 210 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 54 liters vs 45 liters 17% or 9 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1666 kg vs 1455 kg 13% or 211 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 550 kg vs 465 kg 15% or 85 kg
More maximum towing weight without brakes 550 kg vs 500 kg 9% or 50 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 6 years 50% or 6 years

Neutral reasons Chevrolet Kalos vs. Citroen Xsara

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5400 RPM vs 5500 RPM 2% or 100 less rpms.
Engine capacity 1150 cm3 vs 1360 cm3 15% or 210 cm3 less
Engine position Front transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft SOHC vs SOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 3880 mm vs 4188 mm 7% or 308 mm shorter
Width 1670 mm vs 1705 mm 2% or 35 mm narrower
Height 1495 mm vs 1405 mm 6% or 90 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2480 mm vs 2540 mm 2% or 60 mm less
Front tires size 185/60 R14 vs 195/55 R15
Rear tires size 185/60 R14 vs 195/55 R15
Spare wheel Compact vs 195/55 R15
Type of wheels 14" steel vs 15" steel
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)