Saturday, October 4, 2014
Chart: Small Car Power-To-Weight Ratios
Now, I understand most buyers aren't calculating power-to-weight ratios before deciding on which small car to purchase. Let's face it: horsepower sells. I mean, Seeing a Buick Encore making 138 horsepower from its turbocharged engine sounds pretty great to a buyer, right? But guess what? Its power-to-weight ratio is pretty low since it weighs a hefty 3,190 lbs—and that's not the all-wheel-drive model.
No, the new Yaris doesn't have the best power-to-weight ratio on the market, but it's far from the worst. That award goes to the Chevy spark. The best? Surprisingly the Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio get the top spots. That doesn't mean they're the fastest; the just have the best ratio.
Here's the chart with select other models and their figures.