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What is Better Lotus Elise or Toyota Urban Cruiser?

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Lotus Elise Toyota Urban Cruiser

12 reasons to buy Lotus Elise

Engine and transmission
Piston diameter larger 80 mm vs 72.5 mm 9% or 7.5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 89.3 mm vs 80.5 mm 10% or 8.8 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

120 bhp vs 101 bhp

90 kw. vs 74 kw.

16% or 19 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 168 nM vs 132 nM 21% or 36 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.7 sec. vs 12.5 sec. 6.8 sec.
More top speed 126 mph vs 109 mph 17 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 38.5 mpg vs 50.43 mpg 31% or 11.93 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 46 mpg vs 56.46 mpg 23% or 10.46 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 29.99 mpg vs 42.22 mpg 41% or 12.23 mpg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 99441 miles 90% or 894965 miles
Other specs
Less weight 785 kg vs 1140 kg 45% or 355 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.7 meters vs 11 meters 3% or 0.3 meters

11 reasons to buy Toyota Urban Cruiser

Engine and transmission
Better compression 11.5 vs 10.5 9% or 1 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 80 g/mile vs 110 g/mile 38% or 30 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 3 2 generations
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 314 liters vs 115 liters 63% or 199 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 42 liters vs 32 liters 24% or 10 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1590 kg vs 1072 kg 33% or 518 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 5 years vs 2 years 60% or 3 years
Other specs
More seats 5 vs 2 3

Neutral reasons Lotus Elise vs. Toyota Urban Cruiser

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5600 RPM vs 6000 RPM 7% or 400 less rpms.
Engine capacity 1796 cm3 vs 1329 cm3 26% or 467 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 Fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 5 vs 6 1 less
Dimensions
Length 3785 mm vs 3930 mm 4% or 145 mm shorter
Width 1719 mm vs 1725 mm 0% or 6 mm narrower
Height 1143 mm vs 1525 mm 25% or 382 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2300 mm vs 2460 mm 7% or 160 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R16V vs 195/60 R16
Rear tires size 225/45 R17V vs 195/60 R16
Spare wheel INFLATOR vs Compact
Type of wheels 16" FR 17" R alloy wheels vs 16" alloy wheels
Style of wheels 6 spokes vs 5 spokes
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)