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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2016. - 2018.
C - Small family car
hatchback, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2014. - 2018.
C - Small family car
hatchback, 5 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

4310 mm
1780 mm
1470 mm
380 liters
1318 liters
53 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4387 mm
1768 mm
1515 mm
385 liters
1395 liters
46 liters
2016 KIA Ceed
2014 Nissan Pulsar

Engine

Petrol
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
998 cc
100 hp
171 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Nissan / Renault
1.2 TCe H5Ft 115
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1198 cc
115 hp
190 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1204 kg
12.8 s
185 km/h
6.1 l/100km
3.9 l/100km
4.7 l/100km
109 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1165 kg
10.7 s
190 km/h
6.3 l/100km
4.3 l/100km
5.0 l/100km
117 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
cvt - gears
1180 kg
12.7 s
185 km/h
6.4 l/100km
4.4 l/100km
5.1 l/100km
119 g/km

Expenses

10000 EUR
Price from
8300 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 5-door hatchback 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 Hyundai-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 3-cylinder, 12-valves 100hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 115hp engine designed by Nissan.

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 same number of safety stars gained in the process. 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, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. Furthermore, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the Korean car offers a marginal difference of 3% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Nissan does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of KIA with an average rating of 4.6, and models under the Nissan badge with 4.3 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Ceed as average reliability-wise, and Pulsar is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the Korean car rank it on average as 5.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.4 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Nissan is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 2.1 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 190 kilometers per hour, 5km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 4.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (58 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

KIA 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 Korean car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Nissan being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the KIA. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. 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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