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Model
Variant
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Car #2
Make
Model
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2015. -
C - Small family car
wagon, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2015. - 2018.
C - Small family car
wagon, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Outlines

4626 mm
1814 mm
1457 mm
521 liters
1504 liters
47 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4568 mm
1823 mm
1505 mm
490 liters
1516 liters
55 liters
2015 Renault Megane GrandTour
2015 Ford Focus Wagon

Engine

Renault / Nissan
1.7 dCi R9N 150
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1749 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)

 
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
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1628 kg
9.0 s
210 km/h
4.7 l/100km
3.7 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
105 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

dual clutch - 6 gears
1501 kg
9.3 s
205 km/h
l/100km
l/100km
4.7 l/100km
124 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
dual clutch - 6 gears
1655 kg
8.9 s
210 km/h
5.2 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
4.4 l/100km
115 g/km

Expenses

6490 EUR
Price from
6700 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 wagon 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 Renault-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 150hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 150hp engine designed by Peugeot.

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, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the American car offers a marginal difference of 8% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears 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 Renault with an average rating of 4.1, and models under the Ford badge with 4.4 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Megane as average reliability-wise, and Focus 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 3.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.5 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Ford is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.3 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 210 kilometers per hour, 5km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the American car, averaging around 4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (71 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 18% difference compared to the French 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 slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Ford offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Ford. 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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