The Chevrolet has 93 horsepowers more horsepower compared to the Mazda 323 I. The difference is huge and so it greatly affect sensation of traveling the car. It may be interesting to know that the Chevrolet Lumina II has by 48 hp more horsepower in relation to the medium level in class „lower middle”.
Distance between two sides of a car directly affects the amount of space for passengers as well as stability while driving. The Chevrolet is widther only by 14 % than the Mazda 323 I and is not really relevant. The medium for the „C” class amounts to around 1,703 mm and is by 123 millimeters smaller than the width of the Chevrolet Lumina II.
Chevrolet Lumina II has 408 mm longer wheelbase when compared to the Mazda. A longer wheelbase gives more stable and comfortable ride, especially at higher speeds. It also provides more storage space. But, cars having a longer wheelbase are not as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.
The Mazda 323 I is shorter than the Mazda 323 I by o 33 %, thatks to which it is much more easier to drive freely in narrow narrow streets. In the „small family cars” class, in which the car of Mazda manufacturer is classified, the average length amounts to 4,294 mm and is by 464 millimeters longer than the length of Mazda.
Number of doors
The 3-door model of Mazda is easy to put in things into a boot, whereas four-door Chevrolet Lumina II 3.1 i V6 162HP automatic features easier getting into the car, reduced cabin noise at the expense of smaller boot lid.
Model release date
The higher a vehicle is, the better is the comfort of getting in to it and greater possibility of loading big amount of luggage to it. The difference of 22 millimeters to the advantage of the Chevrolet Lumina II 3.1 i V6 162HP automatic is little and should not be really noticeable.
For a gentle travelling in the city, it is worth to have an automatic but the type of transmisison may have a considerable effect on fuel consumption. Automatics may consume about from 5 to 10% more than manuals.