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What is Better Lotus Elise or Peugeot 406?

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Lotus Elise Peugeot 406

7 reasons to buy Lotus Elise

Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.7 sec. vs 10.9 sec. 5.2 sec.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 38.5 mpg vs 44.11 mpg 15% or 5.61 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 46 mpg vs 57.56 mpg 25% or 11.56 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 29.99 mpg vs 32.11 mpg 7% or 2.12 mpg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less weight 785 kg vs 1410 kg 80% or 625 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.7 meters vs 11.45 meters 7% or 0.75 meters

14 reasons to buy Peugeot 406

Engine and transmission
Piston diameter larger 85 mm vs 80 mm 6% or 5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 96 mm vs 89.3 mm 7% or 6.7 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

136 bhp vs 120 bhp

98 kw. vs 90 kw.

12% or 16 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 314 nM vs 168 nM 46% or 146 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
More top speed 129 mph vs 126 mph 3 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 104 g/mile vs 110 g/mile 6% or 6 g/mile
Less noise level 73.4 dB vs 74 dB 1% or 0.6 dB
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 390 liters vs 115 liters 71% or 275 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 60 liters vs 32 liters 47% or 28 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1835 kg vs 1072 kg 42% or 763 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 4 vs 2 2

Neutral reasons Lotus Elise vs. Peugeot 406

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5600 RPM vs 4000 RPM 29% or 1600 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1796 cm3 vs 2179 cm3 18% or 383 cm3 less
Engine position Mid transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs Direct fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 3785 mm vs 4615 mm 18% or 830 mm shorter
Width 1719 mm vs 1780 mm 3% or 61 mm narrower
Height 1143 mm vs 1354 mm 16% or 211 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2300 mm vs 2700 mm 15% or 400 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R16V vs 215/55 R16
Rear tires size 225/45 R17V vs 215/55 R16
Spare wheel INFLATOR vs 215/55 R16
Type of wheels 16" FR 17" R alloy wheels vs 16" alloy wheels
Style of wheels 6 spokes vs HOGGAR
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)