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What is Better Chevrolet Kalos or Honda Insight?

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9 reasons to buy Chevrolet Kalos

Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 44.11 mpg vs 64.13 mpg 45% or 20.02 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 54.25 mpg vs 67.24 mpg 24% or 12.99 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 33.19 mpg vs 61.46 mpg 85% or 28.27 mpg
Weight and capacity
More maximum trunk space 980 liters vs 584 liters 40% or 396 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 45 liters vs 40 liters 11% or 5 liters
More maximum bearing capacity 465 kg vs 410 kg 12% or 55 kg
More maximum roof load 100 kg vs 50 kg 50% or 50 kg
Other specs
Less weight 990 kg vs 1240 kg 25% or 250 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.06 meters vs 10.34 meters 3% or 0.28 meters

14 reasons to buy Honda Insight

Engine and transmission
Better compression 10.8 vs 9.3 14% or 1.5 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 73 mm vs 68.5 mm 6% or 4.5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 80 mm vs 78 mm 3% or 2 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

98 bhp vs 72 bhp

72 kw. vs 53 kw.

27% or 26 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 12.5 sec. vs 13.7 sec. 1.2 sec.
More top speed 113 mph vs 98 mph 15 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 63 g/mile vs 95 g/mile 51% or 32 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 4 1 generation
Less noise level 65 dB vs 69.2 dB 6% or 4.2 dB
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 408 liters vs 220 liters 46% or 188 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1650 kg vs 1455 kg 12% or 195 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 6 years 50% or 6 years
More standard warranty - Mileage 93226 miles vs 62150 miles 33% or 31076 miles

Neutral reasons Chevrolet Kalos vs. Honda Insight

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5400 RPM vs 5800 RPM 7% or 400 less rpms.
Engine capacity 1150 cm3 vs 1339 cm3 14% or 189 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
Speeds 5 vs 1 4 more
Dimensions
Length 3880 mm vs 4396 mm 12% or 516 mm shorter
Width 1670 mm vs 1695 mm 1% or 25 mm narrower
Height 1495 mm vs 1425 mm 5% or 70 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2480 mm vs 2550 mm 3% or 70 mm less
Front tires size 185/60 R14 vs 175/65 R15
Rear tires size 185/60 R14 vs 175/65 R15
Spare wheel Compact vs repair kit
Type of wheels 14" steel vs 15" alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)