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What is Better Chevrolet Kalos or Smart Forfour?

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8 reasons to buy Chevrolet Kalos

Engine and transmission
Better compression 9.3 vs 9 3% or 0.3 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 95 g/mile vs 99 g/mile 4% or 4 g/mile
Less noise level 69.2 dB vs 74 dB 7% or 4.8 dB
Weight and capacity
More maximum trunk space 980 liters vs 910 liters 7% or 70 liters
Warranty
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
Less weight 990 kg vs 1090 kg 10% or 100 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.06 meters vs 11 meters 9% or 0.94 meters
More seats 5 vs 4 1

13 reasons to buy Smart Forfour

Engine and transmission
More valves per cylinder 4 vs 2 2 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
Piston diameter larger 75.5 mm vs 68.5 mm 9% or 7 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 82 mm vs 78 mm 5% or 4 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

174 bhp vs 72 bhp

130 kw. vs 53 kw.

59% or 102 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 230 nM vs 104 nM 55% or 126 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 6.9 sec. vs 13.7 sec. 6.8 sec.
More top speed 137 mph vs 98 mph 39 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 41.48 mpg vs 44.11 mpg 6% or 2.63 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 50.43 mpg vs 54.25 mpg 8% or 3.82 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 31.72 mpg vs 33.19 mpg 5% or 1.47 mpg
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 268 liters vs 220 liters 18% or 48 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 47 liters vs 45 liters 4% or 2 liters
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles

Neutral reasons Chevrolet Kalos vs. Smart Forfour

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5400 RPM vs 6000 RPM 10% or 600 less rpms.
Engine capacity 1150 cm3 vs 1468 cm3 22% or 318 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 Fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 3880 mm vs 3752 mm 3% or 128 mm shorter
Width 1670 mm vs 1684 mm 1% or 14 mm narrower
Height 1495 mm vs 1450 mm 3% or 45 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2480 mm vs 2500 mm 1% or 20 mm less
Front tires size 185/60 R14 vs 205/40 R17
Rear tires size 185/60 R14 vs 225/35 R17
Spare wheel Compact vs Survival Kit
Type of wheels 14" steel vs 17" alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)