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2001 Lada Niva vs. 2008 Suzuki SX4

To start off, 2008 Suzuki SX4 is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Lada Niva. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Lada Niva would be higher. At 1,910 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Suzuki SX4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Suzuki SX4 (118 HP @ 3500 RPM) has 39 more horse power than 2001 Lada Niva. (79 HP @ 5400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Suzuki SX4 should accelerate faster than 2001 Lada Niva. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Suzuki SX4 weights approximately 248 kg more than 2001 Lada Niva. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are four wheel drive (4WD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2008 Suzuki SX4 (280 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 147 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Lada Niva. (133 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2008 Suzuki SX4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Lada Niva.

Compare all specifications:

2001 Lada Niva 2008 Suzuki SX4
Make Lada Suzuki
Model Niva SX4
Year Released 2001 2008
Body Type SUV Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1690 cc 1910 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 79 HP 118 HP
Engine RPM 5400 RPM 3500 RPM
Torque 133 Nm 280 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 132 km/hour 180 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1210 kg 1458 kg
Vehicle Length 3730 mm 4150 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1650 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 2210 mm 2510 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 5.9 L/100km 6.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 42 L 50 L


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