The horsepower is a parameter that majority of drivers pay the greatest attention to. In this comparison, it is the Ford which has by 15 horsepower more in relation to the Pontiac, which makes this vehicle a bit quicker. Because of more horsepower the Ford S-Max Van should as well give somewhat better efficiency in specific gears.
Trunk capacity with seats down
The maximum velocity possible to be reached by the Ford S-Max Van is greater compared with of the Pontiac Vibe by 9, which allows the Ford S-Max Van to overcome faster large distance of highway. The difference at the level of 9 percent is little and will be insignificant in everyday driving.
distance between left and right side of a vehicle directly affects interior space for travelers as well as stability while driving. The Ford S-Max Van 2.0 i 16V 145HP manual is widther by 7 percent in relation to the Pontiac Vibe and is not really relevant. The medium for the „van” segment equals to approximately 1,821 millimeters and is by 3 % smaller than the same attribute of the Ford S-Max Van.
In the aspect of fuel tank size it is the Ford that can hold 57 % more fuel compared with the Pontiac Vibe 1.8 i 16V 130HP manual. The medium fuel container capacity in the van segment, from which the Ford comes from, is 70 l, whereas in van segment (represented by the Pontiac Vibe) it is 70 l.
Ford has 257 mm longer wheelbase in relation to the Pontiac Vibe. A longer wheelbase provides more stable and comfortable ride, especially at higher speeds. It also gives more storage space. However, cars with a longer wheelbase will not be as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.
The Ford has 205 cc bigger engine size than the Pontiac Vibe. As the difference is little, the Ford S-Max Van 2.0 i 16V 145HP manual should accelerate a bit dynamically, assuming that other paramerters are does not play a role.
The Ford is 409 mm longer in relation to the Pontiac Vibe. The length of the car is important when it comes to travelling comfort and space in the trunk. The Ford very likely will be offering to it's users more room for legs. At the same time the Ford S-Max Van 2.0 i 16V 145HP manual will be better driven but the Pontiac Vibe will be a bit easier for parking because of shorter length of the body.
Model release date
The difference in release date between presented vehicles is only 4 years, however, new technologies for vehicles are appearing at a fast pace and for that reason the Ford S-Max Van may feature more advanced solutions.
The higher a vehicle is, the the more convenient is a boarding it and greater possibility of putting big amount of thinks to it. The difference that amounts to 113 millimeters in favor of the Ford is little and should not be really noticeable.