The fuel consumption of the Seat Ibiza III is 0.8 l smaller in relation to the Daihatsu. Despite the difference is small, in the long run it may cause that the car would be noticably less expensive to use.
If you are looking for a vehicles by which you could set of for journeys, which could load more things in the boot , pick the Seat. The Daihatsu has by 6 % smaller luggage compartment in comparison to the Daihatsu so in this case you would be able to load a bit less. Examining the boot also check its width length and height which have appreciable impact on loading possibility .
Trunk capacity with seats down
Distance between two sides of a vehicle directly affects the amount of space for passengers and also stability while driving. The width of the Seat is larger by 3 % than the Daihatsu Sirion I and is not really worth considering. The average for the „supermini” segment equals to approximately 1,645 millimeters and is by 5 mm bigger than the same attribute of the Seat.
In terms of capacity of a fuel tank it is the Seat Ibiza III that can carry 9 liters more fuel than the Daihatsu Sirion I. The medium fuel container capacity in the B segment, from which the Seat comes from, is 44 l, whereas in small cars class (represented by the Daihatsu Sirion I 0.7 i 16V X4 120HP manual 4x4) it is 44 l.
The wheelbase of a car means the length separating its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving due to more appropriate vehicle's weight distribution. Seat has 101 mm longer wheelbase distance in comparison to Daihatsu. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the balance and steering. Hence, the mass of Seat Ibiza III 1.0 i 50HP manual should be better distributed and driving should be easier and safer.
The engine capacity of the Seat Ibiza III is by 40 percent bigger than the Daihatsu Sirion I 0.7 i 16V X4 120HP manual 4x4. As a result the Daihatsu will consume less fuel, however, the engine of the Seat Ibiza III 1.0 i 50HP manual will be of better quality, working more smoothly and less prone to breaking down.
The Seat Ibiza III is 200 millimeters longer when compared to the Daihatsu Sirion I 0.7 i 16V X4 120HP manual 4x4. Long vehicles have roomy cabin and in most cases provide bigger trunk. Although the Seat seems to be better option for families or those who value convenient driving, the Daihatsu may be more appropriate to singles as it will not cause troubles with parking and will be more maneuverable.
Model release date
The difference in debut day between presented vehicles is only 1 year, however, new technologies for vehicles are appearing at a fast pace what may cause that the Seat Ibiza III may have more modern solutions.