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What is Better Lotus Europa or Mazda 2?

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Lotus Europa Mazda 2

12 reasons to buy Lotus Europa

Engine and transmission
Piston diameter larger 86 mm vs 74 mm 14% or 12 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 86 mm vs 78.4 mm 9% or 7.6 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

197 bhp vs 75 bhp

147 kw. vs 55 kw.

62% or 122 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 272 nM vs 121 nM 56% or 151 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.9 sec. vs 14 sec. 8.1 sec.
More top speed 150 mph vs 104 mph 46 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 30.41 mpg vs 54.25 mpg 78% or 23.84 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 38.88 mpg vs 67.24 mpg 73% or 28.36 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 21.99 mpg vs 40.9 mpg 86% or 18.91 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 43.5 liters vs 42.8 liters 2% or 0.7 liters
Warranty
More painted surfaces warranty 8 years vs 3 years 63% or 5 years
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles

5 reasons to buy Mazda 2

Engine and transmission
Better compression 10.0 vs 8.6 14% or 1.4 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 78 g/mile vs 137 g/mile 76% or 59 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 250 liters vs 154 liters 38% or 96 liters
Warranty
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
More seats 5 vs 2 3

Neutral reasons Lotus Europa vs. Mazda 2

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5400 RPM vs 6000 RPM 10% or 600 less rpms.
Engine capacity 1998 cm3 vs 1349 cm3 32% or 649 cm3 more
Engine position Mid transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Direct fuel injection with turbocharging vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 5 1 more
Dimensions
Length 3900 mm vs 3885 mm 0% or 15 mm shorter
Width 1714 mm vs 1695 mm 1% or 19 mm wider
Height 1120 mm vs 1475 mm 24% or 355 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2330 mm vs 2490 mm 6% or 160 mm less
Front tires size 175/55 R17 vs 185/55 R15
Rear tires size 225/45 R17 vs 185/55 R15
Spare wheel spray for repair vs Compact
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 15" steel
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)