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What is Better Lotus Elise or Volkswagen Jetta?

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Lotus Elise Volkswagen Jetta

6 reasons to buy Lotus Elise

Engine and transmission
More engine power

120 bhp vs 103 bhp

90 kw. vs

14% or 17 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.7 sec. vs 11.3 sec. 5.6 sec.
More top speed 126 mph vs 118 mph 8 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 38.5 mpg vs 59 mpg 53% or 20.5 mpg
Other specs
Less weight 785 kg vs 1320 kg 68% or 535 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

4 reasons to buy Volkswagen Jetta

Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 68 g/mile vs 110 g/mile 62% or 42 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 3 2 generations
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 510 liters vs 115 liters 77% or 395 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 68 liters vs 32 liters 53% or 36 liters

Neutral reasons Lotus Elise vs. Volkswagen Jetta

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 1796 cm3 vs 1598 cm3 11% or 198 cm3 more
Fuel supply Distributor fuel injection vs Common rail
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 3785 mm vs 4644 mm 18% or 859 mm shorter
Width 1719 mm vs 2020 mm 15% or 301 mm narrower
Height 1143 mm vs 1482 mm 23% or 339 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2300 mm vs 2651 mm 13% or 351 mm less
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)