administrators / moderators access

username / e-mail:
password:
   
Useful?

Search this website:
Basic information
VS
Make
click to

compare
Make
Model
Model
Variant
Variant
Engine
Engine
Badges
2013. - Production 2013. -
J - SUV Vehicle class J - SUV
suv, 5 door Body style suv, 5 door
Front Wheel drive 4 x 4
Safety
Dimensons & Volumes
4122 mm
Length 4248 mm
1778 mm
Width 1776 mm
1566 mm
Height 1674 mm
377 liters
Boot (min) 356 liters
1235 liters
Boot (max) 1372 liters
45 liters
Fuel tank 53 liters
Engine
Renault
1.2 H5FT
Petrol Fuel Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo Aspiration Turbo
1149 cc
Displacement 1364 cc
120 hp
Power 140 hp
190 Nm
Torque 200 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - gears
manual gearbox - 6 gears
kg
Vehicle weight 1380 kg
s
Acc. 0-100 9.8 s
km/h
Top speed 195 km/h
l/100km
Cons. (urban) 8.0 l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (highway) 5.5 l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (average) 6.4 l/100km
g/km
CO2 emissions 149 g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
automatic - 6 gears
automatic - 6 gears
1155 kg
Vehicle weight 1334 kg
10.9 s
Acc. 0-100 10.0 s
192 km/h
Top speed 191 km/h
6.6 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 8.6 l/100km
4.7 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 5.8 l/100km
5.4 l/100km
Cons. (average) 6.8 l/100km
125 g/km
CO2 emissions 158 g/km
Expenses
10950 EUR
Price from 11350 EUR
Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Two significantly similar cars, no doubt about that. Still, each one has something different to offer. Having both cars powered by petrol engines and utilizing the 5-door suv body style within the same 'SUV' segment, the only major difference here really is their wheel drive configuration (front for the Renault and 4 x 4 in the case of the Chevrolet). The first one has a Renault-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 120hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 140hp engine designed by Opel.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), 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 suv segment, which is generally a very 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, the American car offers a considerable difference of 19% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, all the models observed together. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Renault with an average rating of 4.2, and models under the Chevrolet badge with 4.3 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Captur as average reliability-wise, and Trax is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the French car rank it on average as 3.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.8 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Chevrolet is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.1 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 195 kilometers per hour, 3km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the French car, averaging around 5.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (52 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 19% difference compared to the American car.

Verdict

Chevrolet 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 American car offers significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. It all continues in the same direction, with Chevrolet being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Chevrolet. 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. 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™, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.
Copyright © 2015 - 2019 automaniac.org - All rights reserved.
Powered by Gama1 Solutions