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What is Better Chevrolet Kalos or Hyundai Matrix?

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9 reasons to buy Chevrolet Kalos

Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 13.7 sec. vs 14.3 sec. 0.6 sec.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 44.11 mpg vs 53.27 mpg 21% or 9.16 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 54.25 mpg vs 61.46 mpg 13% or 7.21 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 33.19 mpg vs 43.46 mpg 31% or 10.27 mpg
Emissions
Less noise level 69.2 dB vs 70 dB 1% or 0.8 dB
Weight and capacity
More maximum bearing capacity 465 kg vs 448 kg 4% or 17 kg
More maximum roof load 100 kg vs 70 kg 30% or 30 kg
Other specs
Less weight 990 kg vs 1392 kg 41% or 402 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.06 meters vs 11.3 meters 12% or 1.24 meters

17 reasons to buy Hyundai Matrix

Engine and transmission
More valves per cylinder 4 vs 2 2 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
Better compression 17.8 vs 9.3 48% or 8.5 . 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.
Piston stroke longer 84.5 mm vs 78 mm 8% or 6.5 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

109 bhp vs 72 bhp

81 kw. vs 53 kw.

34% or 37 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 235 nM vs 104 nM 56% or 131 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
More top speed 106 mph vs 98 mph 8 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 87 g/mile vs 95 g/mile 9% or 8 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 345 liters vs 220 liters 36% or 125 liters
More maximum trunk space 1284 liters vs 980 liters 24% or 304 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 55 liters vs 45 liters 18% or 10 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1840 kg vs 1455 kg 21% or 385 kg
More maximum towing weight without brakes 550 kg vs 500 kg 9% or 50 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1300 kg vs 1100 kg 15% or 200 kg
Warranty
More painted surfaces warranty 5 years vs 3 years 40% or 2 years
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
More standard warranty - Years 5 years vs 3 years 40% or 2 years

Neutral reasons Chevrolet Kalos vs. Hyundai Matrix

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5400 RPM vs 4000 RPM 26% or 1400 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1150 cm3 vs 1493 cm3 23% or 343 cm3 less
Engine position Front transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft SOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 3880 mm vs 4050 mm 4% or 170 mm shorter
Width 1670 mm vs 1740 mm 4% or 70 mm narrower
Height 1495 mm vs 1635 mm 9% or 140 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2480 mm vs 2600 mm 5% or 120 mm less
Front tires size 185/60 R14 vs 185/65 R14
Rear tires size 185/60 R14 vs 185/65 R14
Spare wheel Compact vs 185/65 R14
Type of wheels 14" steel vs 14" steel
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)