The horsepower of the UAZ is by 23 percent bigger in comparison to the Talbot Rancho. Because the difference is small it should not affect the car performance considerably.
distance between left and right side of a car influences on the amount of space for passengers and also stability on road. The width of the UAZ is larger by 7 % compared with the Talbot Rancho and is not really important. The medium for the „compact SUV” class is around 1,797 mm and is by 12 millimeters smaller than the same feature of the UAZ.
Ground clearance is the gap between the car body and the road. From these two cars, it is the UAZ 469 which has 81 millimeters higher ground clearance when compared with the Talbot. This is why the UAZ 469 will cope better when driving over imperfect roads and obstacles in the city. However, the higher ground clearance equals a higher center of gravity, which can negatively influence the handling of the vehicle.
Number of doors
There’s no doubts that the five-door UAZ 469 2.4 98HP is more convenient and if you frequently travel with more than one passenger then this car is only possible option for you. The strongest point of a five-door vehicle is that it’s not only easier for passengers to climb into the rear seats but it’s as well easier to place luggage and cargo into the vehicle when the rear seats are folded down. However, three-door cars like the Talbot Rancho generally look more dynamic and sporty and for those who rarely have more than one passengers in the car the Talbot might be a good one, the more so for being a little bit cheaper than the same model with more doors.
If you are a tall driver or you happen to carry in the trunk stuffs of big size, the UAZ 469, which is by 310 millimeters higher than the Talbot Rancho, is better option for you. However, these two cars do not vary much in its height and it should not be much observable.