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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2008. - 2012.
A - Micro car
hatchback, 3 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2009. - 2012.
A - Micro car
hatchback, 3 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

3435 mm
1655 mm
1465 mm
139 liters
712 liters
35 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3415 mm
1615 mm
1465 mm
138 liters
712 liters
35 liters

Engine

Daihatsu / Toyota
1.0 1KR-FE
Petrol
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
998 cc
68 hp
93 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Daihatsu / Toyota
1.0 1KR-FE
Petrol
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
998 cc
68 hp
93 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
765 kg
13.7 s
157 km/h
5.4 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
4.5 l/100km
106 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
775 kg
14.2 s
157 km/h
5.5 l/100km
3.9 l/100km
4.5 l/100km
106 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 - 5 gears
805 kg
14.9 s
157 km/h
5.5 l/100km
4.1 l/100km
4.6 l/100km
107 g/km

Expenses

2400 EUR
Price from
3000 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 micro car segment and utilize the same 3-door hatchback body style, they are even powered by the same Daihatsu-developed petrol engine! There is not much there to point us towards one vehicle or the other. Or is it?

Safety

The fact that the Citroen got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, offers a slight advantage, as the 4-star rating is better than none. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the micro car segment, which is generally a misfortune safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the Japanese car offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Toyota does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Citroen with an average rating of 4.2, and models under the Toyota badge with 4.7 out of 5. The same official information place C1 41% above average, and Aygo 6% below the first one. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as these two vehicles rank it on average as 3.8 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Citroen 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 157 kilometers per hour, exactly the same as the other car does. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 4.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (63 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Toyota 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 French car offers much better overall protection, which launches it ahead of the other contender. It all continues in the same direction, with Citroen offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. Fuel consumption is more or less the same. I believe that, when we take all into account, we have only one winner here - 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. 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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