Distance between two sides of a vehicle influences on the amount of space for passengers as well as stability while driving. The width of the Peugeot is larger by 27 mm in comparison to the Lada 2103 and is not really worth considering. The medium for the „small family cars” segment equals to around 1,703 millimeters and is by 4 percent smaller than the same feature of the Peugeot 305 I Estate.
Peugeot 305 I has 203 millimeters longer wheelbase when compared to the Lada 2103 2103 Sedan. A longer wheelbase gives more stable and comfortable ride, especially when driving fast. It also gives more storage space. However, vehicles having a longer wheelbase are not as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.
The Peugeot is 141 millimeters longer in relation to the Lada 2103 2103 Sedan. Long cars have more interior space and in most cases have more storage space. While the Peugeot seems to be better pick for families or drivers who value comfortable driving, the Lada 2103 2103 Sedan 1.5 72HP manual may appeal to city drivers because it will not make problems with parking and will be more maneuverable.
Number of doors
A 5-door car usually is a hatchback (however estate cars also count as 5-door cars) and as a result the Peugeot 305 I, which whole rear including the window lifts up and the rear seats folds flat enlarging a luggage compartment, has an advantage on the four-door Lada 2103 which in turn has smaller lid and a partition behind the rear seats.
Model release date
The difference in date of commencement of production between presented vehicles is only 5 years, however, new technologies for automotive industry are appearing at a dizzying pace what may cause that the Peugeot 305 I Estate may have more modern solutions.
The higher a car is, the better is the comfort of boarding it and greater possibility of carrying massive amount of stuff to it. The difference that amounts to 32 mm to the advantage of the Peugeot 305 I is small and does not matter much.