56points

Lotus Elise (2014)

72points

Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)

Lotus Elise (2014)
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)
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26 facts in comparison

Lotus Elise (2014) vs Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)

Lotus Elise (2014)
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)

Why is Lotus Elise (2014) better than Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)?

  • 325mm shorter
    ?

    1.12mvs1442mm
  • 444mm shorter length
    ?

    3.82mvs4268mm
  • Has rear-wheel drive
    ?
  • 80mm narrower
    ?

    1.72mvs1799mm
  • 1.9l/100 km better fuel economy (highway)
    ?

    5l/100 kmvs6.9l/100 km
  • 1.1l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
    ?

    8.3l/100 kmvs9.4l/100 km

Why is Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015) better than Lotus Elise (2014)?

  • 190Nm higher maximum torque
    ?

    350Nmvs160Nm
  • 25% larger engine size
    ?

    2lvs1.6l
  • 76hp more horsepower
    ?

    210hpvs134hp
  • Has in-car system
    ?
  • 6.3l/100 km better fuel economy (combined)
    ?
  • Has a rear-view camera
    ?
  • Has a turbocharged engine
    ?
  • Has ISOFIX/LATCH
    ?

General info

1.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Lotus Elise (2014)
Volkswagen Golf GTI (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.
2.Has fully independent suspension
Lotus Elise (2014)
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)
This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
3.Has rear-wheel drive
Lotus Elise (2014)
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)
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.
4.drivetrain warranty (years)

3yrs

5yrs

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car, such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft, etc. Typically longer than the basic warranty, it lasts for a certain number of years.
5.basic warranty (years)

3yrs

5yrs

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
6.Has front-wheel drive
Lotus Elise (2014)
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)
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.

Dimensions

1.height

1.12m

1.44m

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
2.length

3.82m

4.27m

We consider a shorter length better because a compact chassis is generally easier to maneuver.
3.width

1.72m

1.8m

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.wheelbase

2.3m

2.63m

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).

Speed

1.coefficient of drag

0.41Cd

0.32Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

Engine

1.maximum torque

160Nm

350Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful vehicle and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
2.engine size

1.6l

2l

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.
3.horsepower

134hp

210hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
4.number of cylinders

4

4

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.
5.fuel economy (highway)

5l/100 km

6.9l/100 km

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.
6.fuel economy (city)

8.3l/100 km

9.4l/100 km

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.

Features

1.Has in-car system
Lotus Elise (2014)
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)
An in-car system (e.g., Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) offers extra functionalities, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.
2.Has a rear-view camera
Lotus Elise (2014)
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)
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.
3.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Lotus Elise (2014)
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)
ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
4.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Lotus Elise (2014)
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)
Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.
5.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
Lotus Elise (2014)
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)
The vehicle has a tracking system that utilizes GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

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