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What is Better Lotus Elise or Peugeot 306?

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Lotus Elise Peugeot 306

13 reasons to buy Lotus Elise

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 80 mm vs 75 mm 6% or 5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 89.3 mm vs 77 mm 14% or 12.3 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

120 bhp vs 75 bhp

90 kw. vs 55 kw.

38% or 45 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 168 nM vs 120 nM 29% or 48 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.7 sec. vs 15.3 sec. 9.6 sec.
More top speed 126 mph vs 106 mph 20 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 38.5 mpg vs 42.83 mpg 11% or 4.33 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 46 mpg vs 51.42 mpg 12% or 5.42 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 29.99 mpg vs 32.78 mpg 9% or 2.79 mpg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less weight 785 kg vs 1065 kg 36% or 280 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.7 meters vs 10.9 meters 2% or 0.2 meters

10 reasons to buy Peugeot 306

Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 97 g/mile vs 110 g/mile 13% or 13 g/mile
Less noise level 72.3 dB vs 74 dB 2% or 1.7 dB
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 442 liters vs 115 liters 74% or 327 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 60 liters vs 32 liters 47% or 28 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1550 kg vs 1072 kg 31% or 478 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 450 kg vs 287 kg 36% or 163 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 8 years 33% or 4 years
More painted surfaces warranty 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
More seats 5 vs 2 3

Neutral reasons Lotus Elise vs. Peugeot 306

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5600 RPM vs 5500 RPM 2% or 100 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1796 cm3 vs 1360 cm3 24% or 436 cm3 more
Engine position Mid transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs SOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 3785 mm vs 4344 mm 13% or 559 mm shorter
Width 1719 mm vs 1680 mm 2% or 39 mm wider
Height 1143 mm vs 1407 mm 19% or 264 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2300 mm vs 2580 mm 11% or 280 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R16V vs 185/65 R14H
Rear tires size 225/45 R17V vs 185/65 R14H
Spare wheel INFLATOR vs 185/65 R14H
Type of wheels 16" FR 17" R alloy wheels vs 14 steel
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)