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What is Better Lotus Esprit or Mazda 3?

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11 reasons to buy Lotus Esprit

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 4 4 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Piston diameter larger 83 mm vs 78 mm 6% or 5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

350 bhp vs 105 bhp

260 kw. vs 77 kw.

70% or 245 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 400 nM vs 145 nM 64% or 255 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.8 sec. vs 12.2 sec. 7.4 sec.
More top speed 170 mph vs 114 mph 56 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.24 mpg vs 43.46 mpg 105% or 22.22 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 30.33 mpg vs 53.27 mpg 76% or 22.94 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 14.12 mpg vs 33.19 mpg 135% or 19.07 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 73 liters vs 55 liters 25% or 18 liters
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles

8 reasons to buy Mazda 3

Engine and transmission
Better compression 10.0 vs 8.0 20% or 2 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 83.6 mm vs 81 mm 3% or 2.6 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 93 g/mile vs 204 g/mile 119% or 111 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 2 3 generations
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 8 years 33% or 4 years
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
Less weight 1332 kg vs 1380 kg 4% or 48 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
More seats 5 vs 2 3

Neutral reasons Lotus Esprit vs. Mazda 3

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 6500 RPM vs 6000 RPM 8% or 500 more rpms.
Engine capacity 3506 cm3 vs 1598 cm3 54% or 1908 cm3 more
Engine position Mid-mounted vs Front transverse
Cylinders location V8 vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Fuel injection twin-turbo vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4369 mm vs 4490 mm 3% or 121 mm shorter
Width 1883 mm vs 1755 mm 7% or 128 mm wider
Height 1150 mm vs 1470 mm 22% or 320 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 235/40 ZR17 vs 195/65 R15
Rear tires size 285/35 ZR18 vs 195/65 R15
Spare wheel Compact (saving space) vs Compact
Type of wheels Front 8.5J/black 10J vs 15" steel
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)