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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2018. -
C - Small family car
wagon, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2017. -
C - Small family car
wagon, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

4668 mm
1825 mm
1481 mm
608 liters
1653 liters
52 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4585 mm
1563 mm
1472 mm
610 liters
1660 liters
53 liters

Engine

Peugeot / Ford
2.0 DW10 FD
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1997 cc
150 hp
340 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Peugeot / Ford
2.0 DW10 FD
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1997 cc
150 hp
340 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1478 kg
8.7 s
208 km/h
5.7 l/100km
3.8 l/100km
4.5 l/100km
117 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1315 kg
9.2 s
210 km/h
4.6 l/100km
3.5 l/100km
3.9 l/100km
102 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 8 gears
1484 kg
9.5 s
205 km/h
5.3 l/100km
3.9 l/100km
4.4 l/100km
116 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1420 kg
8.9 s
209 km/h
5.0 l/100km
3.8 l/100km
4.3 l/100km
112 g/km

Expenses

15500 EUR
Price from
8690 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. Not only that they both belong to the small family car segment and utilize the same 5-door wagon body style, they are even powered by the same Peugeot-developed diesel engine! There is not much there to point us towards one vehicle or the other. Or is it?

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 same number of safety stars gained in the process. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. 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 American car offers a considerable difference of 12% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning 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 Ford with an average rating of 4.4, and models under the Peugeot badge with 4.3 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Focus as average reliability-wise, and 308 is more or less at the same level.We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as these two vehicles rank it on average as 4.4 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Ford is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.5 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 208 kilometers per hour, 2km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the French car, averaging around 3.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (72 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 15% difference compared to the American car.


Verdict

Ford 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 American car offers significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. It all continues in the same direction, with Ford offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Peugeot. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. 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, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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