UAZ 469 2.4 98HP vs Lada Niva 2131 1.8 82HP manual 4x4

UAZ 469 2.4 98HP

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10 reasons for

UAZ 469, model available from 1972 to 1988.
It has 2.4 98HP petrol engine produced from 1980 to 1988.
Drive has manual gearbox.

4 reasons for

Lada Niva 2131, model available from 1980.
It has 1.8 82HP petrol engine produced from 1995 to 2004.
Drive 4x4 has manual, 5 speed gearbox.

Lada Niva 2131 1.8 82HP manual 4x4

10 reasons for UAZ 469 2.4 98KM in comparison to Lada Niva 2131 1.8 82HP manual 4x4

Reasons for

Maximal power

98 > 82 hp
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.


1,785 > 1,680 mm
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.

Fuel tank

79 > 66 l
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.

Rear track

1,453 > 1,400 mm


2,044 > 1,640 mm
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.

Number of seats

7 > 5

Front track

1,453 > 1,432 mm

Front overhang

681 > 705 mm

Width with outside mirrors

2,012 > 1,813 mm

Rear overhang

713 > 837 mm


4 reasons for Łada Niva 2131 1.8 82KM manual 4x4 in comparison to UAZ 469 2.4 98HP

Reasons for


2,700 > 2,377 mm
The wheelbase of a vehicle means the length separating its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase notably affects the driving due to more desirable vehicle's weight distribution. Lada has 323 millimeters longer wheelbase distance than UAZ 469 2.4 98HP. Wheelbase dimensions are important to the stability and steering. Thus, the mass of Lada should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.


4,239 > 4,025 mm
The Lada Niva is 214 mm longer when compared to the UAZ 469 2.4 98HP. Long vehicles have roomy cabin and usually have plenty of trunk space. While the Lada Niva 2131 1.8 82HP manual 4x4 seems to be better option for families or those who appreciate soft, smooth long-distance rides that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the UAZ 469 2.4 98HP may be more appropriate to city drivers because it will not make troubles with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.

Price range

cheap > trucks

Model release date

1980 > 1972
Production of the older vehicle began 8 years prior to UAZ 469 thus it seems to be right to assume that this vehicle is equipped with significantly less advanced solutions .

Cars specifications

UAZ 469 2.4 98HP Lada Niva 2131 1.8 82HP manual 4x4
    Price range trucks cheap
    Model release date 1972 1980
    Facelifting no no
    Class compact SUV compact SUV
    Payload - 1,872 kg

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