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2003 Ford Ka vs. 2007 Lexus LS

To start off, 2007 Lexus LS is newer by 4 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 4,608 cc (8 cylinders), 2007 Lexus LS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Lexus LS (376 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 307 more horse power than 2003 Ford Ka. (69 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Lexus LS should accelerate faster than 2003 Ford Ka. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Lexus LS weights approximately 983 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.

Because 2007 Lexus LS is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2007 Lexus LS. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Ford Ka, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2007 Lexus LS (493 Nm @ 4100 RPM) has 387 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Ford Ka. (106 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 Lexus LS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Ford Ka. 2007 Lexus LS has automatic transmission and 2003 Ford Ka has manual transmission. 2003 Ford Ka will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2007 Lexus LS will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Ford Ka 2007 Lexus LS
Make Ford Lexus
Model Ka LS
Year Released 2003 2007
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1299 cc 4608 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 69 HP 376 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 106 Nm 493 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4100 RPM
Engine Bore Size 74 mm 94 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75.5 mm 83 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 11.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Top Speed 167 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 14.1 seconds 5.4 seconds
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 962 kg 1945 kg
Vehicle Length 3630 mm 5040 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1470 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1880 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2980 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6 L/100km 11.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 40 L 84 L


 

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