The horsepower of the UAZ 469 is by 20 % grater in comparison to the Lada. While the difference is not big it should not affect the vehicles performance in a noticeable way.
distance between left and right side of a vehicle directly affects room in the cabin and also stability while driving. The width of the UAZ 469 is larger only by 105 millimeters compared with the Lada Niva and is not really important. The medium for the „compact SUV” segment is approximately 1,797 millimeters and is by 1 % bigger than the width of the UAZ.
In terms of capacity of a fuel tank it is the UAZ 469 which can hold 13 l more fuel in comparison to the Lada Niva 2131 1.8 82HP manual 4x4. The average fuel tank size in the small off-road 4x4 segment, from which the UAZ 469 comes from, is 61 l, whereas in mini 4x4 class (represented by the Lada Niva 2131) it amounts to 61 liters.
If you are a tall man or you tend to carry in the trunk stuffs of big dimensions, the UAZ 469, which is by 25 percent higher than the Lada Niva 2131 1.8 82HP manual 4x4, would be appropriate pick for you. However, compared vehicles do not vary much when it comes to its height and it should not be much perceptible.