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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2000. - 2002.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
1998. - 2002.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

4517 mm
1810 mm
1690 mm
275 liters
2850 liters
76 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4454 mm
1812 mm
1710 mm
340 liters
3300 liters
80 liters

Engine

Renault
2.0 F5R-700
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1998 cc
140 hp
200 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Peugeot / Citroen
2.0 EW10 J4 (RFN)
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1997 cc
136 hp
190 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1465 kg
11.6 s
185 km/h
11.9 l/100km
7.2 l/100km
8.9 l/100km
211 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1500 kg
10.9 s
186 km/h
12.3 l/100km
7.4 l/100km
9.2 l/100km
221 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 4 gears
1495 kg
12.4 s
180 km/h
12.9 l/100km
7.4 l/100km
9.4 l/100km
223 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 4 gears
1525 kg
12.8 s
183 km/h
13.5 l/100km
7.6 l/100km
9.7 l/100km
232 g/km

Expenses

1300 EUR
Price from
1650 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 mpv segment and utilize the same 5-door MPV 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 Renault-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 140hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 136hp engine designed by Peugeot.

Safety

The fact that the Renault 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. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the mpv segment, which is generally a good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, Evasion offers a marginal difference of 2% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Renault does have a slight advantage, all the models observed together. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Renault with an average rating of 4.1, and models under the Citroen badge with 4.2 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Espace as average reliability-wise, and Evasion is more or less at the same level.We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as Espace rank it on average as 3.8, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.1 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Citroen is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.7 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 186 kilometers per hour, 1km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 9.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (31 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Citroen 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, Espace offers much better overall protection, which launches it ahead of the other contender. From there things take a different direction, with Citroen offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... It's not difficult to say then that if I'd need to make a choice, it would definitely be the Renault. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. 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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