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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2012. -
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
Front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2014. -
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

4380 mm
1810 mm
1801 mm
505 liters
2800 liters
60 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4300 mm
1812 mm
1615 mm
397 liters
1496 liters
54 liters

Engine

Peugeot / Ford
1.6 DV6 C2
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1560 cc
115 hp
260 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
General Motors / FIAT
1.6 B16DTU
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1598 cc
110 hp
300 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1476 kg
12.1 s
172 km/h
6.1 l/100km
4.9 l/100km
5.3 l/100km
134 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1403 kg
12.5 s
185 km/h
4.1 l/100km
3.6 l/100km
3.8 l/100km
99 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
automatic - 6 gears
1430 kg
12.9 s
178 km/h
7.9 l/100km
5.0 l/100km
6.1 l/100km
160 g/km

Expenses

5500 EUR
181 - 219 EUR
Price from
Tax
10100 EUR
159 - 194 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 mpv segment and utilize the same 5-door MPV 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 Peugeot-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 115hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 110hp engine designed by General Motors.

Safety

A starting point here would be to take a look at the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests which were performed on both of the cars, with the Opel displaying significantly better structural stability. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the mpv segment, which is generally a good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the French car offers a marginal difference of 5% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Peugeot does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Peugeot with an average rating of 4.3, and models under the Opel badge with 4.2 out of 5. The same official information place Partner 37% above average, and Meriva 20% below the first one. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the French car rank it on average as 4.2, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.3 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Peugeot is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.4 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 172 kilometers per hour, 13km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the German car, averaging around 3.8 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (74 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 39% difference compared to the French car.

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, the German car offers much better overall protection, which launches it ahead of the other contender. From there things take a different 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... All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Opel. 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 thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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