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2002. - 2004.
C - Small family car
wagon, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2002. - 2010.
C - Small family car
wagon, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Outlines

4385 mm
1710 mm
1500 mm
402 liters
1480 liters
55 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4500 mm
1725 mm
1445 mm
404 liters
1245 liters
60 liters
2002 Toyota Corolla Wagon
2002 Chevrolet Lacetti Wagon

Engine

Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1398 cc
97 hp
130 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Chevrolet
1.6 E-Tec 16v
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1598 cc
114 hp
153 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1165 kg
12.0 s
185 km/h
8.4 l/100km
5.8 l/100km
6.7 l/100km
160 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1163 kg
11.4 s
187 km/h
10.1 l/100km
6.4 l/100km
7.8 l/100km
181 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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Expenses

1500 EUR
Price from
1000 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the small family car segment and utilize the same 5-door wagon body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Toyota-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 97hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 114hp engine designed by Chevrolet.

Safety

The fact that the Toyota got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, offers a slight advantage, as the 4-star rating is better than none. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the small family car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the Japanese car offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, at least on all of the models level. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Toyota with an average rating of 4.6, and models under the Chevrolet badge with 4.2 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Corolla as average reliability-wise, and Lacetti is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the Japanese car rank it on average as 4.8 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Chevrolet is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.6 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 187 kilometers per hour, 2km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the Japanese car, averaging around 6.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (42 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 16% difference compared to the American car.


Verdict

Toyota appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the Japanese car beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. From there things take a different direction, with Chevrolet offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Toyota. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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