The horsepower of the Kia Spectra I Hatchback 1.6 i 107HP is 4 percent bigger than the Rover 25. While the difference is small this should not affect the car performance in a noticeable way.
If you are looking for a car for long trips, which could load more luggage , take the Kia Spectra I. The Rover 25 has by 25 liters less capable boot than the Rover 25 Streetwise 1.4 103HP manual so probably you would be able to load one little suitcase less. Assessing the trunk pay attention to its width length and height which have appreciable impact on loading capability .
Distance between two sides of a vehicle directly affects interior space for travelers as well as stability while driving. The Kia Spectra I Hatchback is widther by 2 % compared with the Rover 25 and is not really worth considering. The average for the „compact” segment is approximately 1,703 mm and is by 22 mm smaller than the same attribute of the Kia Spectra I Hatchback 1.6 i 107HP.
The Kia Spectra I Hatchback has 46 millimeters longer wheelbase than Rover. Therefore the Kia Spectra I is more safe and has a better stability. What is more, longer wheelbase influences on convenient and more comfortable traveling.
The Kia Spectra I Hatchback 1.6 i 107HP is 545 mm longer than the Rover. The length of the vehicle is significant in terms of travelling comfort and space in the boot. The Kia very likely will be offering to it's passangers more room for legs. At the same time the Kia Spectra I will be better driven but the Rover 25 will be a little easier for parking due to shorter length of the body.
Model release date
Given that the Rover was introduced only 1 year before the Kia Spectra I Hatchback, the distance in technology applied in both vehicles is not really huge, however, the Kia Spectra I Hatchback 1.6 i 107HP might feature slightly more new solutions used in it.