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What is Better Lotus Elise or Peugeot RCZ?

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Lotus Elise Peugeot RCZ

8 reasons to buy Lotus Elise

Engine and transmission
Piston diameter larger 80 mm vs 77 mm 4% or 3 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 89.3 mm vs 85.8 mm 4% or 3.5 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.7 sec. vs 8.3 sec. 2.6 sec.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 38.5 mpg vs 42.07 mpg 9% or 3.57 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 46 mpg vs 54.25 mpg 18% or 8.25 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 29.99 mpg vs 30.3 mpg 1% or 0.31 mpg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less weight 785 kg vs 1394 kg 78% or 609 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

13 reasons to buy Peugeot RCZ

Engine and transmission
More engine power

156 bhp vs 120 bhp

115 kw. vs 90 kw.

23% or 36 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 240 nM vs 168 nM 30% or 72 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
More top speed 133 mph vs 126 mph 7 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 96 g/mile vs 110 g/mile 15% or 14 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 3 2 generations
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 309 liters vs 115 liters 63% or 194 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 55 liters vs 32 liters 42% or 23 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1726 kg vs 1072 kg 38% or 654 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 332 kg vs 287 kg 14% or 45 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 RCZ

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5600 RPM vs 5800 RPM 3% or 200 less rpms.
Engine capacity 1796 cm3 vs 1598 cm3 11% or 198 cm3 more
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
Speeds 5 vs 6 1 less
Dimensions
Length 3785 mm vs 4290 mm 12% or 505 mm shorter
Width 1719 mm vs 2107 mm 18% or 388 mm narrower
Height 1143 mm vs 1352 mm 15% or 209 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 175/55 R16V vs 235/45 R18
Rear tires size 225/45 R17V vs 235/45 R18
Spare wheel INFLATOR vs repair kit
Type of wheels 16" FR 17" R alloy wheels vs 18" alloy wheels
Style of wheels 6 spokes vs ORIGINAL
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)