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Model
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Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
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2002. - 2010.
C - Small family car
hatchback, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2008. - 2015.
C - Small family car
hatchback, 5 door
front

Marketing

Dimensons & Outlines

4295 mm
1725 mm
1445 mm
275 liters
1045 liters
60 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4282 mm
1792 mm
1467 mm
350 liters
350 liters
57 liters
2002 Chevrolet Lacetti
2008 Chery Tengo

Engine

Chevrolet
1.6 E-Tec 16v
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1598 cc
114 hp
153 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1597 cc
118 hp
147 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1150 kg
10.7 s
187 km/h
9.1 l/100km
6.0 l/100km
7.1 l/100km
178 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1350 kg
10.5 s
190 km/h
9.5 l/100km
6.4 l/100km
8.2 l/100km
194 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 4 gears
1160 kg
11.5 s
175 km/h
11.2 l/100km
6.2 l/100km
8.1 l/100km
197 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
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Expenses

1000 EUR
Price from
4100 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 hatchback 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 Chevrolet-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 114hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 118hp engine designed by Chery.

Safety

Unfortunatelly, neither of the two vehicles was submitted to the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) testing. This makes it virtually impossible for me to pick one over the other and I'm generally against buying such cars as the safety should really always come first. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. 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. On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the Chinese car offers a considerable difference of 17% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Chevrolet does have a slight advantage, at least on all of the models level. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Chevrolet with an average rating of 4.2, and models under the Chery badge with 4.6 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Lacetti as average reliability-wise, and Tengo is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the American car rank it on average as 4.8 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Chery is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.2 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 190 kilometers per hour, 3km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the American car, averaging around 7.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (40 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 15% difference compared to the Chinese car.


Verdict

Chevrolet 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 Chinese car offers significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. It all continues in the same direction, with Chery offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Chevrolet. 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, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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