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What is Better Lotus Exige or Renault Grand Espace?

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Lotus Exige Renault Grand Espace

8 reasons to buy Lotus Exige

Engine and transmission
Better compression 11.5 vs 9.8 15% or 1.7 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
More engine power

189 bhp vs 170 bhp

141 kw. vs 125 kw.

10% or 19 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.2 sec. vs 9.9 sec. 4.7 sec.
More top speed 147 mph vs 127 mph 20 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 129 g/mile vs 141 g/mile 9% or 12 g/mile
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less weight 875 kg vs 1740 kg 99% or 865 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.7 meters vs 11.8 meters 10% or 1.1 meters

15 reasons to buy Renault Grand Espace

Engine and transmission
Piston diameter larger 82.7 mm vs 82 mm 1% or 0.7 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 93 mm vs 85 mm 9% or 8 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More torque 270 nM vs 181 nM 33% or 89 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 29.39 mpg vs 32.11 mpg 9% or 2.72 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 35.81 mpg vs 41.48 mpg 16% or 5.67 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 22.61 mpg vs 23.3 mpg 3% or 0.69 mpg
Emissions
Less noise level 70.7 dB vs 74 dB 5% or 3.3 dB
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 456 liters vs 112 liters 75% or 344 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 83 liters vs 40 liters 52% or 43 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2530 kg vs 1166 kg 54% or 1364 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 790 kg vs 291 kg 63% or 499 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
More seats 7 vs 2 5

Neutral reasons Lotus Exige vs. Renault Grand Espace

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 7800 RPM vs 5000 RPM 36% or 2800 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1796 cm3 vs 1998 cm3 10% or 202 cm3 less
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 with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 3797 mm vs 4861 mm 22% or 1064 mm shorter
Width 1727 mm vs 1860 mm 7% or 133 mm narrower
Height 1159 mm vs 1746 mm 34% or 587 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2300 mm vs 2868 mm 20% or 568 mm less
Front tires size 195/50 R16 vs 225/55 R17
Rear tires size 225/45 R17 vs 225/55 R17
Spare wheel spray for repair vs 225/55 R17
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 17" steel
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)