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2013. - 2016. Production 2012. -
M - MPV Vehicle class M - MPV
MPV, 5 door Body style MPV, 5 door
Front Wheel drive Front
Safety
Dimensons & Volumes
4428 mm
Length 4352 mm
1826 mm
Width 1784 mm
1610 mm
Height 1667 mm
537 liters
Boot (min) 560 liters
537 liters
Boot (max) 1584 liters
55 liters
Fuel tank 50 liters
Engine
Peugeot / BMW
1.6 Prince EP6CDTM
Petrol Fuel Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo Aspiration Turbo
1598 cc
Displacement 1368 cc
165 hp
Power 120 hp
240 Nm
Torque 206 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - gears
manual gearbox - 6 gears
kg
Vehicle weight 1295 kg
s
Acc. 0-100 10.1 s
km/h
Top speed 189 km/h
l/100km
Cons. (urban) 8.3 l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (highway) 5.0 l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (average) 6.2 l/100km
g/km
CO2 emissions 145 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 6750 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 120hp engine designed by FIAT.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the mpv segment, which is generally a good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the Italian car offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that FIAT 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, as well as FIAT, 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. Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the French car rank it on average as 5.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.3 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Citroen is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.7 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 210 kilometers per hour, 21km/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 11% difference compared to the Italian car.

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, the Italian car 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. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser™, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.
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