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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
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2013. - 2016.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2015. - 2019.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front

Marketing

Dimensons & Outlines

4597 mm
1826 mm
1638 mm
645 liters
645 liters
55 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4796 mm
1916 mm
1658 mm
700 liters
2200 liters
70 liters
2013 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso
2015 Ford S-Max

Engine

Peugeot / Ford
1.6 DV6 C3
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1560 cc
120 hp
300 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Peugeot / Ford
2.0 DW10
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1997 cc
120 hp
300 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1322 kg
11.6 s
189 km/h
4.6 l/100km
3.7 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
105 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1725 kg
13.4 s
183 km/h
5.6 l/100km
4.6 l/100km
5.0 l/100km
129 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1295 kg
12.6 s
189 km/h
4.5 l/100km
3.8 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
104 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
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s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Expenses

8000 EUR
Price from
15500 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 diesel engine choice they offer. Both the engines are Peugeot-engineered . The first one has a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 120hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 120hp one.

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. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the mpv segment, which is generally a good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the American car offers a potentially life-saving difference of 30% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Ford does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Citroen with an average rating of 4.1, and models under the Ford badge with 4.5 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed C4 Grand Picasso as average reliability-wise, and S-Max is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the French car rank it on average as 4.3, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 5.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Citroen is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.8 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 189 kilometers per hour, 6km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the French car, averaging around 4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (71 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 25% difference compared to the American 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 much better overall protection, which launches it ahead of the other contender. 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! No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the 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. 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 more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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