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2013. - Production 2012. -
J - SUV Vehicle class J - SUV
suv, 5 door Body style suv, 5 door
Front Wheel drive Front
Safety
Dimensons & Volumes
4122 mm
Length 4340 mm
1778 mm
Width 1800 mm
1566 mm
Height 1625 mm
377 liters
Boot (min) 442 liters
1235 liters
Boot (max) 442 liters
45 liters
Fuel tank 63 liters
Engine
Nissan / Renault
0.9 TCe H4Bt 400
Mitsubishi
1.6 4A92
Petrol Fuel Petrol
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo Aspiration Naturally Aspir.
898 cc
Displacement 1590 cc
90 hp
Power 117 hp
136 Nm
Torque 154 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - 5 gears
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1076 kg
Vehicle weight 1280 kg
12.9 s
Acc. 0-100 11.3 s
171 km/h
Top speed 183 km/h
6.0 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 7.5 l/100km
4.3 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 4.9 l/100km
4.9 l/100km
Cons. (average) 5.9 l/100km
113 g/km
CO2 emissions 135 g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
kg
Vehicle weight kg
s
Acc. 0-100 s
km/h
Top speed km/h
l/100km
Cons. (urban) l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (highway) l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (average) l/100km
g/km
CO2 emissions g/km
Expenses
10950 EUR
Price from 12990 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 suv segment and utilize the same 5-door suv 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 Nissan-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 3-cylinder, 12-valves 90hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 117hp engine designed by Mitsubishi.

Safety

The fact that the Renault got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, puts it sky-high safety-wise, in my eyes at least. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. On the other hand, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, C4 Aircross offers a considerable difference of 19% 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, at least on all of the models level. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Renault, as well as Citroen, with the same average rating of 4.2 out of 5. Unfortunatelly, I don't have enough insight that would allow me to comment in more details on the specific models level. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as Captur rank it on average as 5.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.7 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Citroen is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.6 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 183 kilometers per hour, 12km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be Captur, averaging around 4.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (58 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 20% difference compared to C4 Aircross.

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, Captur beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. From there things take a different direction, with Citroen being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Renault. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. 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™, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.
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