BMW 3 Series Touring 328i (2014)
Vauxhall Astra Design Sports Tourer (2014)
25 facts in comparison
The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.
Peugeot 508 RXH (2015)
A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.
This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.
Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.
Volvo XC70 (2015)
Peugeot 208 Allure (2014)
The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
Toyota Tundra SR5 (2014)
Renault Twizy EV 13kW (2014)
A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.
Toyota Sienna SE (2014)
This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.
SRT Viper (2014)
Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
Citroen C5 Tourer VTR Techno Pack (2014)
A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.
Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
Hennessey Venom GT (2014)
Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
Cadillac CTS-V Wagon (2014)
An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)
An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
Mitsubishi Xpander (2018)
Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.