The boot of the Lada Niva is only 34 l bigger than the Kia Retona 2.0 i 16V 128HP manual 4x4. However, the difference is not big it would be fair to say that both cars have more of less the same trunk capacity.
Maximal torque RPM
The RMP where the maximum torque is reached shows us how fast an engine achieves its best output with increase in revolutions. The lower rmp or the wider range in which the torque is the highest, the more the engine is flexible and the kick of acceleration should be felt earlier.
In the aspect of fuel tank size it is the Lada Niva 2131 that can carry 7 liters more fuel compared with the Kia Retona. The average fuel container size in the compact SUV segment, which is represented by the Lada Niva 2131 1.8 82HP manual 4x4, amounts to 61 l, whereas in small off-road 4x4 class (represented by the Kia) it is 61 liters.
The wheelbase of a car equals the length between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving because of more appropriate vehicle's weight distribution. Lada Niva 2131 1.8 82HP manual 4x4 has 341 mm longer wheelbase distance in relation to Kia. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the stability and steering. Thus, the mass of Lada should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
Maximum load capacity
The Lada Niva 2131 is 239 millimeters longer than the Kia Retona 2.0 i 16V 128HP manual 4x4. Long cars more of passenger space and in most cases provide more storage space. Although the Lada Niva occurs to be better choice for families or those who appreciate comfortable driving that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Kia Retona may be more appropriate to women as it will not make problems with parking and will be more maneuverable.
Number of doors
There’s no question that the five-door Lada Niva is more usable and if you regularly travel with more than one passenger then you should not have any doubts which one to choose. The biggest advantage of a five-door car is that it’s not only easier for passengers to climb into the rear seats but it’s as well easier to place luggage and cargo into the car when the rear seats are folded flat. However, three-door cars like the Kia Retona generally look more dynamic and sporty and for those who rarely have passengers in the back seat the Kia Retona may be more appropriate, the more so for being a little bit cheaper than the same model with more doors.