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2005 Seat Leon vs. 2009 Fiat Panda

To start off, 2009 Fiat Panda is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Seat Leon. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Seat Leon 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 95 more horse power than 2009 Fiat Panda. (59 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Seat Leon should accelerate faster than 2009 Fiat Panda. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Seat Leon weights approximately 423 kg more than 2009 Fiat Panda. 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 218 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Fiat Panda. (102 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2005 Seat Leon will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Fiat Panda. 2009 Fiat Panda has automatic transmission and 2005 Seat Leon has manual transmission. 2005 Seat Leon will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Fiat Panda will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Seat Leon 2009 Fiat Panda
Make Seat Fiat
Model Leon Panda
Year Released 2005 2009
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1895 cc 1242 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 154 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 102 Nm
Torque RPM 1900 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79.5 mm 70.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 95.5 mm 78.9 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.5:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Acceleration 0-100mph 11.2 seconds 14 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1376 kg 953 kg
Vehicle Length 4190 mm 3540 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1600 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1580 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2310 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 5 L/100km 5.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 35 L


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