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Car #2
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Model
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2017. -
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
front
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Production
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Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2017. -
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Outlines

4170 mm
1710 mm
1480 mm
353 liters
1170 liters
50 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4140 mm
1760 mm
1520 mm
332 liters
1135 liters
45 liters
2017 Citroen C4 Cactus
2017 KIA Stonic

Engine

Peugeot / Citroen
1.2 EB2DT
Petrol
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1199 cc
110 hp
205 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Petrol
4 - Inline, 3 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1248 cc
84 hp
122 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1020 kg
9.3 s
196 km/h
l/100km
l/100km
5.1 l/100km
117 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1145 kg
13.2 s
165 km/h
6.4 l/100km
4.6 l/100km
5.2 l/100km
118 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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km/h
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l/100km
l/100km
g/km
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Vehicle weight
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Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
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s
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Expenses

12230 EUR
Price from
12000 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 suv segment and utilize the same 5-door suv 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 Peugeot-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 3-cylinder, 12-valves 110hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 12-valves 84hp engine designed by Hyundai.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the Citroen 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 suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? On the other hand, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the Korean 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 official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Citroen with an average rating of 4.2, and models under the KIA badge with 4.6 out of 5. The same official information place C4 Cactus as average reliability-wise, and Stonic is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the French car rank it on average as 3.7, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.7 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Citroen is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 3.9 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 196 kilometers per hour, 31km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 5.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (55 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 this case though, it seems that both cars show similar levels of passenger protection all together, so that won't break a tie. But one thing that actually could is the performance, with Citroen outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! It's not difficult to say then that if I'd need to make a choice, it would definitely be the Citroen. 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. 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, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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