The horsepower is a characteristic that most of us look at first when buying a car. In this comparison it is the Volvo V40 II Cross Country 2.0 T4 180HP automatic 4x4 that has by 80 more horsepower when compared to the Mazda. Therefore the Volvo V40 II will achieve higher velocity. Having more horsepower the Volvo V40 II Cross Country 2.0 T4 180HP automatic 4x4 will as well provide better flexiblility in specific speeds.
When you push the gas and you start speeding up quickly, that’s torque you’re feeling. And you will notice it better sitting at the steering wheel of the Volvo because it has 151 Nm more torque in relation to the Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual. Compared vehicles differ so much that only driving the Volvo you will have a pleasurable feeling of getting pressed back in the seat as it starts to accelerate.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A little difference in the amount of 24 % indicates that the Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual is the worst car of these two presented. In the „compact segment, being represented by the Mazda 3 III, the average acceleration to 100km/h amounts to 11.3 s and is by 5 % lower than this of Mazda car.
The maximum velocity of the Volvo V40 II Cross Country is greater in comparison to this of the Mazda by 28 kilometers/hour, which allows the Volvo V40 II Cross Country 2.0 T4 180HP automatic 4x4 to overcome faster large stretches of highway. The difference at the level of 15 % is little and will be negligible in everyday driving.
Maximal torque RPM
The RMP at which the maximum torque is produced indicates how fast an engine achieves its full performance with increase in rmp. The lower revolutions or the longer range in which the torque is the highest, the more the engine is flexible and the kick of acceleration is felt earlier.
In the category of fuel tank capacity it is the Volvo which can contain 1 l more fuel compared with the Mazda. The average fuel container size in the small family cars segment, which is represented by the Volvo V40 II Cross Country 2.0 T4 180HP automatic 4x4, amounts to 52 liters, whereas in small family cars segment (represented by the Mazda 3 III) it amounts to 52 liters.
The Volvo V40 II has 489 cc greater engine size in relation to the Mazda 3 III. The difference is relatively big. For this reason the Volvo V40 II Cross Country 2.0 T4 180HP automatic 4x4 should accelerate faster and be able to reach higher top speed. On the other hand larger engine capacity results in worst fuel consumption.
The higher a car is, the the more convenient is a getting in to it and greater capacity of loading big amount of stuff to it. The difference of 1 % to the advantage of the Volvo V40 II is little and does not matter much.
To drivers who value more convenient use of a vehicle and who don’t want complications that stems from the manual transmission we recommend cars equipped with automatic transmission. For those who have a flair for sport driving a manual gearbox might be better because it gives a control of rmp range in which a shift take place.