The horsepower is a feature that most of us pay the biggest attention to. In this case, it is the Hyundai which has by 17 horsepower more in relation to the Mazda 323 I, which makes this car a bit quicker. Because of more horsepower the Hyundai Lantra I will also give somewhat more efficiency in specific gears.
Width of a car directly affects the amount of space for passengers as well as stability while driving. The Hyundai Lantra I 1.5 86HP manual is widther only by 5 percent than the Mazda 323 I 1.4 69HP and is not really worth considering. The average for the „lower middle” segment is around 1,703 mm and is by 2 % smaller than the same attribute of the Hyundai Lantra I 1.5 86HP manual.
Hyundai has 178 millimeters longer wheelbase when compared to the Mazda 323 I 1.4 69HP. A longer wheelbase gives more stable and comfortable ride, especially at higher speeds. It also provides more storage space. However, cars having a longer wheelbase are not as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.
The Hyundai Lantra I is 540 mm longer when compared to the Mazda 323 I. Long vehicles have roomy cabin and also provide bigger trunk. Although the Hyundai occurs to be better pick for families or those who appreciate convenient rides, the Mazda 323 I may be more appropriate to city drivers as it will not make problems with parking and will be more maneuverable.
Number of doors
The three-door model of Mazda 323 I 1.4 69HP allows to easily place things into a boot, whereas 4-door Hyundai Lantra I offers easier getting into the vehicle, quieter interior at the expense of smaller trunk lid.
The higher a car is, the the more convenient is a getting in to it and greater capacity of carrying massive amount of luggage to it. The difference at the level of 17 mm to the advantage of the Hyundai Lantra I 1.5 86HP manual is little and should not be really noticeable.