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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 4460 mm
1826 mm
Width 1790 mm
1610 mm
Height 1620 mm
537 liters
Boot (min) 484 liters
537 liters
Boot (max) 1740 liters
55 liters
Fuel tank 60 liters
Engine
Peugeot / BMW
1.6 Prince EP6CDTM
Toyota
1.6 1ZR-FAE
Petrol Fuel Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo Aspiration Naturally Aspir.
1598 cc
Displacement 1598 cc
165 hp
Power 132 hp
240 Nm
Torque 160 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - gears
manual gearbox - 6 gears
kg
Vehicle weight 1405 kg
s
Acc. 0-100 11.7 s
km/h
Top speed 185 km/h
l/100km
Cons. (urban) 8.3 l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (highway) 5.6 l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (average) 6.6 l/100km
g/km
CO2 emissions 154 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 16490 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 132hp engine designed by Toyota.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), 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, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the Japanese car offers a marginal difference of 9% 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, all the models observed together. These are the results of an independent reasearch, 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. Unfortunatelly, I don't have enough insight that would allow me to comment in more details on the specific models level. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the French car rank it on average as 5.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.8 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Citroen is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 3.3 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 210 kilometers per hour, 25km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the French car, averaging around 5.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (50 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 18% difference compared to the Japanese car.

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 Japanese car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, 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! All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but 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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