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What is Better Lotus Elise or SEAT Cordoba?

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10 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 79.5 mm 1% or 0.5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

120 bhp vs 100 bhp

90 kw. vs 74 kw.

17% or 20 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.7 sec. vs 11.1 sec. 5.4 sec.
More top speed 126 mph vs 118 mph 8 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 38.5 mpg vs 56.46 mpg 47% or 17.96 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 46 mpg vs 68.8 mpg 50% or 22.8 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 29.99 mpg vs 43.46 mpg 45% or 13.47 mpg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less weight 785 kg vs 1232 kg 57% or 447 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

15 reasons to buy SEAT Cordoba

Engine and transmission
Better compression 19 vs 10.5 45% or 8.5 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 95.5 mm vs 89.3 mm 6% or 6.2 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More torque 240 nM vs 168 nM 30% or 72 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 84 g/mile vs 110 g/mile 31% or 26 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 3 1 generation
Less noise level 73 dB vs 74 dB 1% or 1 dB
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 485 liters vs 115 liters 76% or 370 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 45 liters vs 32 liters 29% or 13 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1683 kg vs 1072 kg 36% or 611 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 451 kg vs 287 kg 36% or 164 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
Less turning radius 10.6 meters vs 10.7 meters 1% or 0.1 meters
More seats 5 vs 2 3

Neutral reasons Lotus Elise vs. SEAT Cordoba

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5600 RPM vs 4000 RPM 29% or 1600 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1796 cm3 vs 1896 cm3 5% or 100 cm3 less
Engine position Mid transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs SOHC
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs Direct fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 3785 mm vs 4280 mm 12% or 495 mm shorter
Width 1719 mm vs 1698 mm 1% or 21 mm wider
Height 1143 mm vs 1441 mm 21% or 298 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2300 mm vs 2460 mm 7% or 160 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R16V vs 185/60 R14
Rear tires size 225/45 R17V vs 185/60 R14
Spare wheel INFLATOR vs 185/60 R14
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)