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2003 Ford Ka vs. 2004 Seat Altea

To start off, 2004 Seat Altea is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Ford Ka. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Ford Ka would be higher. At 1,896 cc (4 cylinders), 2004 Seat Altea is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Seat Altea (104 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 35 more horse power than 2003 Ford Ka. (69 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Seat Altea should accelerate faster than 2003 Ford Ka. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Seat Altea weights approximately 443 kg more than 2003 Ford Ka. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than 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, 2004 Seat Altea (250 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 144 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Ford Ka. (106 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2004 Seat Altea will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Ford Ka.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Ford Ka 2004 Seat Altea
Make Ford Seat
Model Ka Altea
Year Released 2003 2004
Body Type Hatchback Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1299 cc 1896 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 69 HP 104 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 106 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 1900 RPM
Engine Bore Size 74 mm 79.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75.5 mm 95.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 19.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 167 km/hour 183 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 14.1 seconds 12.3 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 962 kg 1405 kg
Vehicle Length 3630 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1570 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2590 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6 L/100km 5.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 40 L 55 L


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