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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2013. - 2016.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
Front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2011. - 2016.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

4573 mm
1845 mm
1645 mm
564 liters
2063 liters
60 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4658 mm
1820 mm
1685 mm
710 liters
1860 liters
58 liters

Engine

Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1598 cc
129 hp
320 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
General Motors / FIAT
1.6 B16DTH
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1598 cc
136 hp
320 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1499 kg
10.5 s
195 km/h
5.1 l/100km
3.9 l/100km
4.3 l/100km
112 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1601 kg
11.2 s
193 km/h
4.7 l/100km
3.8 l/100km
4.1 l/100km
109 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
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s
km/h
l/100km
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Expenses

7999 EUR
181 - 219 EUR
Price from
Tax
8700 EUR
176 - 219 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 diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Renault-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 129hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 136hp engine designed by General Motors.

Safety

The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. 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, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the German car offers a marginal difference of 7% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears 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 Opel badge with 4.2 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Grand Scenic 27% above average, and Zafira those same 27% 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 4.6, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Renault 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 195 kilometers per hour, 2km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 4.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (67 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Renault 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 German car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Renault 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 Opel. 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. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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