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2013. - Production 2014. -
J - SUV Vehicle class J - SUV
suv, 5 door Body style suv, 5 door
Front Wheel drive Front
Safety
Dimensons & Volumes
4122 mm
Length 4135 mm
1778 mm
Width 1765 mm
1566 mm
Height 1565 mm
377 liters
Boot (min) 354 liters
1235 liters
Boot (max) 1189 liters
45 liters
Fuel tank 46 liters
Engine
Nissan / Renault
0.9 TCe H4Bt 400
Nissan / Renault
1.2 TCe H5Ft
Petrol Fuel Petrol
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo Aspiration Turbo
898 cc
Displacement 1198 cc
90 hp
Power 115 hp
136 Nm
Torque 190 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - 5 gears
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1076 kg
Vehicle weight 1178 kg
12.9 s
Acc. 0-100 10.8 s
171 km/h
Top speed 178 km/h
6.0 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 6.9 l/100km
4.3 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 4.9 l/100km
4.9 l/100km
Cons. (average) 5.6 l/100km
113 g/km
CO2 emissions 129 g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
cvt - gears
kg
Vehicle weight 1150 kg
s
Acc. 0-100 11.5 s
km/h
Top speed 170 km/h
l/100km
Cons. (urban) 8.3 l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (highway) 5.2 l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (average) 6.3 l/100km
g/km
CO2 emissions 145 g/km
Expenses
10950 EUR
Price from 15100 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. Both the engines are Nissan-engineered . The first one has a 3-cylinder, 12-valves 90hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 115hp one.

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. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. 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, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the Japanese car offers a marginal difference of 9% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, all the models observed together. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Renault, as well as Nissan, 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. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the French car rank it on average as 5.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Nissan is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 2.1 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 178 kilometers per hour, 7km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the French car, averaging around 4.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (58 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 14% difference compared to the Japanese car.

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 Japanese car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Nissan being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. 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.
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