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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
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Model
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2017. -
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2017. -
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Outlines

4059 mm
1780 mm
1444 mm
355 liters
355 liters
40 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3999 mm
1743 mm
1455 mm
300 liters
1004 liters
41 liters
2017 Seat Ibiza
2017 Nissan Micra

Engine

Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1598 cc
80 hp
230 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Renault / Nissan
1.5 dCi K9K 612
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1461 cc
90 hp
200 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1172 kg
13.3 s
172 km/h
4.5 l/100km
3.4 l/100km
3.8 l/100km
99 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
kg
11.9 s
179 km/h
3.5 l/100km
3.1 l/100km
3.2 l/100km
85 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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km/h
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l/100km
l/100km
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Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
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CO2 emissions
 
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Expenses

8000 EUR
Price from
7490 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. The first one has a Volkswagen-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 80hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 90hp engine designed by Renault.

Safety

The fact that the Seat 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. 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, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two.

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. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Seat with an average rating of 4.4, and models under the Nissan badge with 4.2 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Ibiza as average reliability-wise, and Micra is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the Spanish car rank it on average as 3.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.6 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Nissan is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.4 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 179 kilometers per hour, 7km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 3.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (81 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Nissan 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 Spanish car beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. From there things take a different direction, with Nissan being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Seat. 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, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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