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Car #2
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Model
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2015. - 2019.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2013. - 2016.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Outlines

3973 mm
1829 mm
1460 mm
285 liters
1076 liters
50 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3941 mm
1728 mm
1524 mm
287 liters
1120 liters
50 liters
2015 Peugeot 208
2013 Citroen C3

Engine

Peugeot / Ford
1.6 DV6 D4
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1560 cc
102 hp
254 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Peugeot / Ford
1.6 DV6 D3
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1560 cc
99 hp
254 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1090 kg
10.7 s
187 km/h
3.8 l/100km
3.2 l/100km
3.4 l/100km
87 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1060 kg
10.8 s
189 km/h
3.6 l/100km
2.7 l/100km
3.0 l/100km
79 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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Cons. (urban)
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CO2 emissions
 
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Expenses

5000 EUR
Price from
4500 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 city car segment and utilize the same 5-door hatchback body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. Both the engines are Peugeot-engineered . The first one has a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 102hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 99hp one.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the Peugeot being a slightly better choice apparently. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the city car segment, which is generally not a very good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, 208 offers a marginal difference of 3% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Peugeot does have a slight advantage, at least on all of the models level. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Peugeot with an average rating of 4.3, and models under the Citroen badge with 4.2 out of 5. Independent research findings rank 208 as average reliability-wise, and C3 is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as 208 rank it on average as 4.7, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.2 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Peugeot is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.1 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 187 kilometers per hour, 2km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 3.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (88 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Peugeot 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, 208 offers much better overall protection, which launches it ahead of the other contender. It all continues in the same direction, with Peugeot offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. 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 Peugeot. 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. 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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