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2005 Seat Leon vs. 2003 Seat Cordoba

To start off, 2005 Seat Leon is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Seat Cordoba. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Seat Cordoba would be higher. At 1,895 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Seat Leon is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Seat Leon (154 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 91 more horse power than 2003 Seat Cordoba. (63 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Seat Leon should accelerate faster than 2003 Seat Cordoba. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Seat Leon weights approximately 290 kg more than 2003 Seat Cordoba. 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, 2005 Seat Leon (320 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 208 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Seat Cordoba. (112 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2005 Seat Leon will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Seat Cordoba.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Seat Leon 2003 Seat Cordoba
Make Seat Seat
Model Leon Cordoba
Year Released 2005 2003
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1895 cc 1198 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 154 HP 63 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 112 Nm
Torque RPM 1900 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79.5 mm 76.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 95.5 mm 86.9 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.5:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Top Speed 215 km/hour 168 km/hour
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1376 kg 1086 kg
Vehicle Length 4190 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 5 L/100km 5.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 45 L


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