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2015. -
C - Small family car
sedan, 4 door
front
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Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2015. - 2020.
C - Small family car
sedan, 4 door
front

Dimensons & Outlines

4632 mm
1814 mm
1443 mm
550 liters
550 liters
50 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4532 mm
1792 mm
1497 mm
520 liters
520 liters
45 liters
2015 Renault Megane GrandCoupe
2015 FIAT Tipo

Engine

Nissan / Renault
1.2 TCe H5Ft 132
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1198 cc
132 hp
205 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1368 cc
120 hp
206 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

 
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Acc. 0-100
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CO2 emissions
 
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Performance (automatic gearbox)

dual clutch - 7 gears
1315 kg
10.9 s
200 km/h
6.8 l/100km
4.7 l/100km
5.4 l/100km
122 g/km
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Expenses

6490 EUR
Price from
7900 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 small family car segment and utilize the same 4-door sedan 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 4-cylinder, 16-valves 132hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 120hp engine designed by FIAT.

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. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the small family car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it?

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears 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 4.1, and models under the FIAT badge with 4.2 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Megane as average reliability-wise, and Tipo is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the French car rank it on average as 5.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.5 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

There's not enough data for me to elaborate on the subject, I'm affraid.


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 French car beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. When it comes to performance, both vehicles provide similar experience, so I wouldn't point any of them out. Fuel consumption is more or less the same. 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, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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