The horsepower is a parameter that majority of car fans pay the greatest attention to. In this case, it is the Fiat 132 that has by 16 horsepower more when compared to the Lada, which makes this vehicle somewhat faster. Having more horsepower the Fiat 132 will also give slightly better flexiblility in specific gears.
The width of the car influences directly on passanger's inner room as well as driving stability. The Fiat 132 1.6 88HP is 1 percent wider in comparison to the Lada 2103. It is often clearly felt by those sitting in front, who have more room for their elbows.
Fiat 132 has 5 % longer wheelbase when compared to the Lada 2103. A longer wheelbase gives more stable and comfortable ride, especially when driving fast. It also gives more storage space. However, cars with a longer wheelbase are not as maneuverable as those with a shorter wheelbase.
The Fiat 132 is 256 millimeters longer in relation to the Lada. Long vehicles more of passenger space and also provide more storage space. While the Fiat 132 seems to be better option for families or persons who love the idea of soft, smooth long-distance driving that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Lada 2103 2103 Sedan 1.5 72HP manual may be more appropriate to the young as it will not make troubles with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.
The higher a vehicle is, the the more convenient is a boarding it and greater capacity of carrying massive amount of stuff to it. The difference of 41 mm in favor of the Fiat is little and should not be really noticeable.