The horsepower is a parameter that most of drivers look at first when buying a car. In this case it is the Chevrolet that has by 59 more horsepower in comparison to the Lada Niva 2131 1.8 82HP manual 4x4. Therefore the Chevrolet Captiva I will reach higher maximum speed. Thanks to more horsepower the Chevrolet Captiva I will also give seemingly better flexiblility in specific speeds.
The fuel economy is distinctly to Chevrolet's advantage. This vehicle consumes 3.4 l less gasoline in the mixed cycle when compared with the Lada Niva 2131 1.8 82HP manual 4x4. Note that average fuel consumption in the mixed cycle for the small off-road 4x4 class, in which the Chevrolet Captiva I is classified, is 7.5 l while the Chevrolet needs by 21 % more amount of fuel than the average.
The Chevrolet Captiva I has 53 percent more torque when compared to the Lada. The difference at such level is quite big, so that the Chevrolet Captiva I will be seeding up significantly faster.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
If a swift driving is what you realy like, the Chevrolet will appeal to you as it’s
acceleration from 0 to 100 Km/h is
the Lada Niva 2131.
With more trunk space the Chevrolet Captiva I 2.4 i 16V FWD 141HP manual will have much more room for loading things and be more usefull vehicle than the Lada Niva. If the size of the luggage compartment is appeals to you, the Chevrolet Captiva I will be better to choose as it is around 200 liters larger than the trunk of its contender.
Trunk capacity with seats down
The Chevrolet Captiva I has by 40 km/h grater maximum
compared to the Lada, as a result
of which a long route, for example
when it is straight and there is no speed limits, can be
traveled in much more shorter period of time. The difference might be noticeable during travelling over fast and long
distance between left and right side of a vehicle directly influences on interior space for travelers and also stability on road. The width of the Chevrolet Captiva I is larger only by 173 mm than the Lada Niva 2131 and is not really worth considering. The medium for the „small off-road 4x4” class amounts to around 1,797 millimeters and is by 56 mm larger than the width of the Chevrolet Captiva I 2.4 i 16V FWD 141HP manual.
The Chevrolet has 9 millimeters longer wheelbase than Lada Niva 2131. As a result the Chevrolet is safer and has a better stability. Besides, longer wheelbase influences on convenient and more comfortable traveling.
The engine capacity of the Chevrolet is by 630 cubic centimeters greater in comparison to the Lada Niva 2131 1.8 82HP manual 4x4. As a result the Lada Niva 2131 will be more fuel efficient, however, the engine of the Chevrolet Captiva I 2.4 i 16V FWD 141HP manual will be of better performance, running more smoothly and less prone to breaking down.
Maximum load capacity
The Chevrolet Captiva I is 401 millimeters longer in comparison to the Lada Niva 2131. Long cars have more interior space and also provide more storage space. Although the Chevrolet Captiva I occurs to be better pick for families or those who appreciate soft, smooth long-distance driving that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Lada may be more appropriate to city drivers because it will not make troubles with parking and will have smaller turning radius.
The higher a vehicle is, the better is the comfort of boarding it and greater possibility of putting massive amount of thinks to it. The difference at the level of 79 mm in favor of the Chevrolet Captiva I is not big and should not be really noticeable.