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2015. - Production 2014. -
J - SUV Vehicle class J - SUV
suv, 5 door Body style suv, 5 door
Front Wheel drive Front
Safety
Dimensons & Volumes
4275 mm
Length 4417 mm
1765 mm
Width 1804 mm
1535 mm
Height 1494 mm
350 liters
Boot (min) 421 liters
1260 liters
Boot (max) 1235 liters
48 liters
Fuel tank 50 liters
Engine
Renault / Nissan
1.5 dCi K9K 865
Diesel Fuel Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Naturally Aspir. Aspiration Turbo
1499 cc
Displacement 1461 cc
105 hp
Power 110 hp
220 Nm
Torque 240 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - 6 gears
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1275 kg
Vehicle weight 1295 kg
10.1 s
Acc. 0-100 11.3 s
177 km/h
Top speed 190 km/h
4.4 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 4.5 l/100km
3.8 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 3.3 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
Cons. (average) 3.8 l/100km
105 g/km
CO2 emissions 98 g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
automatic - 7 gears
kg
Vehicle weight 1325 kg
s
Acc. 0-100 11.6 s
km/h
Top speed 190 km/h
l/100km
Cons. (urban) l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (highway) l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (average) 4.0 l/100km
g/km
CO2 emissions 103 g/km
Expenses
15990 EUR
Price from 31999 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 diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Mazda-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 105hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 110hp engine designed by Renault.

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 Mercedes Benz being a slightly better choice apparently. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. 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, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the German car offers a marginal difference of 2% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Mazda as a brand displays somewhat better results, all the models observed together. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Mazda with an average rating of 4.6, and models under the Mercedes Benz badge with 4.5 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 Japanese car rank it on average as 3.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Mazda is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.2 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 177 kilometers per hour, 13km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 3.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (72 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Mazda 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 much better overall protection, which launches it ahead of the other contender. From there things take a different direction, with Mazda being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... I believe that, when we take all into account, we have only one winner here - the Mercedes Benz. 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.
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