Compare two cars

Compare any two cars and get our Virtual Adviser™ opinion

Car #1
Car #2

compare selected cars
2000. - 2002.
MPV, 5 door
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
2000. - 2004.
MPV, 5 door

Dimensons & Volumes

4787 mm
1810 mm
1690 mm
520 liters
3075 liters
78 liters
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4634 mm
1810 mm
1730 mm
256 liters
2610 liters
70 liters


2.0 F5R-700
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1998 cc
140 hp
200 Nm
Audi / Volkswagen
1.8 5V AEB
4 - Inline, 5 valves per cylinder
1781 cc
150 hp
210 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1505 kg
11.6 s
187 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 - 6 gears
1574 kg
10.9 s
199 km/h
13.0 l/100km
7.3 l/100km
9.4 l/100km
226 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 4 gears
1535 kg
12.4 s
182 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 - 5 gears
1607 kg
12.1 s
196 km/h
14.1 l/100km
8.0 l/100km
10.2 l/100km
245 g/km


1200 EUR
Price from
1800 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion


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, 20-valves 150hp engine designed by Audi.


Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the Renault being a slightly better choice apparently. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. 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, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the German car offers a marginal difference of 5% more metal.


Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Renault does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Renault with an average rating of 4.1, and models under the Volkswagen badge with 4.2 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Grand Espace as average reliability-wise, and Sharan 43% below the first one. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the French car rank it on average as 3.8, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.5 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Volkswagen 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 199 kilometers per hour, 12km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 9.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (31 mpg), in combined cycle.


Volkswagen 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 French car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Volkswagen 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 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. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

Check a car by its VIN number

See also...