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What is Better Hyundai Elantra or Mazda 626?

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7 reasons to buy Hyundai Elantra

Engine and transmission
Better compression 17.7 vs 9.7 45% or 8 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
More torque 235 nM vs 170 nM 28% or 65 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 99 g/mile vs 122 g/mile 23% or 23 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Warranty
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
Other specs
Less turning radius 10.2 meters vs 11.2 meters 10% or 1 meters

11 reasons to buy Mazda 626

Engine and transmission
More engine power

115 bhp vs 111 bhp

85 kw. vs 82.5 kw.

3% or 4 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 10.6 sec. vs 11.7 sec. 1.1 sec.
More top speed 119 mph vs 118 mph 1 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 37.22 mpg vs 46.27 mpg 24% or 9.05 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 45.56 mpg vs 57.56 mpg 26% or 12 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 26.61 mpg vs 34.4 mpg 29% or 7.79 mpg
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 518 liters vs 367 liters 29% or 151 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 64 liters vs 55 liters 14% or 9 liters
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1500 kg vs 1400 kg 7% or 100 kg
More maximum roof load 100 kg vs 75 kg 25% or 25 kg
Other specs
Less weight 1316 kg vs 1357 kg 3% or 41 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

Neutral reasons Hyundai Elantra vs. Mazda 626

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 4000 RPM vs 6000 RPM 33% or 2000 less rpms.
Engine position Front transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft SOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply COMMON RAIL vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4495 mm vs 4675 mm 4% or 180 mm shorter
Width 1720 mm vs 1710 mm 1% or 10 mm wider
Height 1425 mm vs 1515 mm 6% or 90 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2610 mm vs 2670 mm 2% or 60 mm less
Front tires size 185/65 R15 vs 195/60 R15
Rear tires size 185/65 R15 vs 195/60 R15
Spare wheel 185/65 R15 vs 195/60 R15
Type of wheels 5.5JX15" alloy wheels vs 15" alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)