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2013. - 2016. Production 2013. -
M - MPV Vehicle class M - MPV
MPV, 5 door Body style MPV, 5 door
Front Wheel drive Front
Safety
Dimensons & Volumes
4428 mm
Length 4366 mm
1826 mm
Width 1845 mm
1610 mm
Height 1640 mm
537 liters
Boot (min) 437 liters
537 liters
Boot (max) 1837 liters
55 liters
Fuel tank 60 liters
Engine
Peugeot / BMW
1.6 Prince EP6CDTM
Renault / Nissan
1.4 H4J
Petrol Fuel Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo Aspiration Turbo
1598 cc
Displacement 1397 cc
165 hp
Power 130 hp
240 Nm
Torque 190 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - gears
manual gearbox - 6 gears
kg
Vehicle weight 1295 kg
s
Acc. 0-100 10.5 s
km/h
Top speed 190 km/h
l/100km
Cons. (urban) 7.5 l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (highway) 5.4 l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (average) 6.2 l/100km
g/km
CO2 emissions 140 g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
automatic - 6 gears
1285 kg
Vehicle weight kg
8.4 s
Acc. 0-100 s
210 km/h
Top speed km/h
7.3 l/100km
Cons. (urban) l/100km
4.6 l/100km
Cons. (highway) l/100km
5.6 l/100km
Cons. (average) l/100km
129 g/km
CO2 emissions g/km
Expenses
10990 EUR
Price from 8400 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 mpv segment and utilize the same 5-door MPV 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 4-cylinder, 16-valves 165hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 130hp engine designed by Renault.

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 mpv segment, which is generally a good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, Scenic 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 Renault does have a slight advantage, all the models observed together. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Citroen, as well as Renault, with the same average rating of 4.2 out of 5. Unfortunatelly, I don't have enough insight that would allow me to comment in more details on the specific models level. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as C4 Picasso rank it on average as 5.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Citroen is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 2.1 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 210 kilometers per hour, 20km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be C4 Picasso, averaging around 5.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (50 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 11% difference compared to Scenic.

Verdict

Citroen 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, Scenic offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Citroen being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. 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 Citroen. 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. 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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