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10 reasons to buy Toyota Picnic

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 5 vs 4 1 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Better compression 18 vs 9.5 47% or 8.5 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston stroke longer 95.5 mm vs 86 mm 10% or 9.5 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

130 bhp vs 126 bhp

96 kw. vs 94 kw.

3% or 4 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 340 nM vs 178 nM 48% or 162 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 136 g/mile vs 142 g/mile 4% or 6 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 4 vs EURO 2 2 generations
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 80 liters vs 60 liters 25% or 20 liters
More maximum towing weight with brakes 2200 kg vs 1500 kg 32% or 700 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 6 years 50% or 6 years

9 reasons to buy Volkswagen California

Engine and transmission
More valves per cylinder 4 vs 2 2 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
Piston diameter larger 86 mm vs 81 mm 6% or 5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 11.7 sec. vs 16.3 sec. 4.6 sec.
More top speed 109 mph vs 103 mph 6 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 29.1 mpg vs 34.01 mpg 17% or 4.91 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 36.2 mpg vs 41.48 mpg 15% or 5.28 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 21.69 mpg vs 25.91 mpg 19% or 4.22 mpg
Other specs
Less weight 1440 kg vs 2462 kg 71% or 1022 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
More seats 6 vs 4 2

Neutral reasons Toyota Picnic vs. Volkswagen California

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 3500 RPM vs 5400 RPM 35% or 1900 less rpms.
Engine capacity 2460 cm3 vs 1998 cm3 19% or 462 cm3 more
Engine position Front transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft SOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Direct fuel injection with turbocharging vs Fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 4 2 more
Dimensions
Length 4890 mm vs 4530 mm 7% or 360 mm shorter
Width 1904 mm vs 1695 mm 11% or 209 mm wider
Height 1990 mm vs 1660 mm 17% or 330 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Front tires size 215/65 R16 vs 195/65R14
Rear tires size 215/65 R16 vs 195/65R14
Spare wheel 215/65 R16 vs 195/65R14 steel
Type of wheels 16" alloy wheels vs 14 alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)