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2013. - Production 2014. -
J - SUV Vehicle class J - SUV
suv, 5 door Body style suv, 5 door
4 x 4 Wheel drive 4 x 4
Safety
Dimensons & Volumes
4450 mm
Length 4273 mm
1780 mm
Width 1796 mm
1570 mm
Height 1608 mm
380 liters
Boot (min) 350 liters
1270 liters
Boot (max) 350 liters
60 liters
Fuel tank 48 liters
Engine
FIAT / General Motors
2.0 mJet 140
Diesel Fuel Diesel
4 - Boxer, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo Aspiration Turbo
1998 cc
Displacement 1956 cc
150 hp
Power 140 hp
350 Nm
Torque 350 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - 6 gears
manual gearbox - gears
1390 kg
Vehicle weight kg
9.3 s
Acc. 0-100 s
198 km/h
Top speed km/h
6.8 l/100km
Cons. (urban) l/100km
5.0 l/100km
Cons. (highway) l/100km
5.6 l/100km
Cons. (average) l/100km
146 g/km
CO2 emissions g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
automatic - 9 gears
kg
Vehicle weight 1495 kg
s
Acc. 0-100 9.8 s
km/h
Top speed 190 km/h
l/100km
Cons. (urban) 6.5 l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (highway) 4.9 l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (average) 5.5 l/100km
g/km
CO2 emissions 144 g/km
Expenses
22990 EUR
Price from 14190 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 4 x 4 wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Subaru-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 150hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 140hp engine designed by FIAT.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the Subaru being a slightly better choice apparently. 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 Italian car offers a marginal difference of 8% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that FIAT does have a slight advantage, all the models observed together. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Subaru with an average rating of 4.6, and models under the FIAT badge with 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. Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the Japanese car rank it on average as 4.7, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Subaru is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.5 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 198 kilometers per hour, 8km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 5.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (51 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Subaru 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 Subaru offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... At the end, as much as I'd like to give you a winner here, it's simply a pure tie if you ask me. 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. 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™, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.
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