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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2008. - 2013.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2006. - 2010.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

4726 mm
1854 mm
1856 mm
480 liters
2948 liters
80 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4861 mm
1860 mm
1746 mm
456 liters
3050 liters
60 liters

Engine

Peugeot / Citroen
2.0 EW10 J4 (RFN)
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1997 cc
136 hp
190 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Renault
2.0 F5R-700
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1998 cc
140 hp
200 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1606 kg
12.2 s
185 km/h
12.3 l/100km
7.3 l/100km
9.1 l/100km
218 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 4 gears
1634 kg
14.4 s
178 km/h
13.7 l/100km
7.3 l/100km
9.6 l/100km
230 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Expenses

3900 EUR
Price from
3990 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 136hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 140hp engine designed by Renault.

Safety

The fact that the Renault got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, puts it sky-high safety-wise, in my eyes at least. 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 it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Renault 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 Renault badge with 4.1 out of 5. Independent research findings rank C8 32% below average, and Grand Espace 18% below the first one. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as Citroen C8 rank it on average as 4.1, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.8 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

There's not enough data for me to elaborate on the subject, I'm affraid.

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, Grand Espace beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. When it comes to performance, both vehicles provide similar experience, so I wouldn't point any of them out. Fuel consumption is more or less the same. All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Renault. 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, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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