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What is Better Lotus Exige or SEAT Altea?

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Lotus Exige SEAT Altea

10 reasons to buy Lotus Exige

Engine and transmission
Piston diameter larger 82 mm vs 81 mm 1% or 1 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
More engine power

189 bhp vs 140 bhp

141 kw. vs 103 kw.

26% or 49 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.2 sec. vs 9.8 sec. 4.6 sec.
More top speed 147 mph vs 125 mph 22 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 32.11 mpg vs 47.87 mpg 49% or 15.76 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 41.48 mpg vs 58.85 mpg 42% or 17.37 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 23.3 mpg vs 37.22 mpg 60% or 13.92 mpg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less weight 875 kg vs 1504 kg 72% or 629 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.7 meters vs 10.9 meters 2% or 0.2 meters

13 reasons to buy SEAT Altea

Engine and transmission
Better compression 18.5 vs 11.5 38% or 7 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 95.5 mm vs 85 mm 11% or 10.5 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More torque 320 nM vs 181 nM 43% or 139 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 99 g/mile vs 129 g/mile 30% or 30 g/mile
Less noise level 73 dB vs 74 dB 1% or 1 dB
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 532 liters vs 112 liters 79% or 420 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 55 liters vs 40 liters 27% or 15 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2124 kg vs 1166 kg 45% or 958 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 620 kg vs 291 kg 53% or 329 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 5 vs 2 3

Neutral reasons Lotus Exige vs. SEAT Altea

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 7800 RPM vs 4000 RPM 49% or 3800 more rpms.
Engine capacity 1796 cm3 vs 1968 cm3 9% or 172 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 Direct fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 3797 mm vs 4467 mm 15% or 670 mm shorter
Width 1727 mm vs 1768 mm 2% or 41 mm narrower
Height 1159 mm vs 1581 mm 27% or 422 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2300 mm vs 2578 mm 11% or 278 mm less
Front tires size 195/50 R16 vs 205/55 R16
Rear tires size 225/45 R17 vs 205/55 R16
Spare wheel spray for repair vs Compact
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 16" alloy wheels
Style of wheels 16 spokes vs ELDORADO
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)