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2010. - 2014.
B - City car
hatchback, 3 door
front
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Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2008. - 2016.
A - Micro car
hatchback, 3 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

3948 mm
1715 mm
1458 mm
285 liters
980 liters
50 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3620 mm
1658 mm
1505 mm
224 liters
747 liters
35 liters
2010 Citroen DS3
2008 Ford Ka

Engine

Peugeot / Ford
1.6 DV6 C
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1560 cc
112 hp
260 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1248 cc
75 hp
190 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

 
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km/h
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Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
955 kg
13.1 s
161 km/h
5.2 l/100km
3.7 l/100km
4.2 l/100km
112 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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CO2 emissions
 
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Expenses

3800 EUR
Price from
2400 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

We are here considering two somewhat similar cars, but we can't deny some of the obvious differences. For a start, they are not even classified under the same segment, with the Citroen being a city car and the Ford representing micro car vehicle class. The first one has a Peugeot-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 112hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 75hp engine designed by FIAT.

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 Citroen being a slightly better choice apparently. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. The first vehicle is a city car and that gives it a marginal advantage over the micro car competitor, at least that's what statistics show.

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, at least on all of the models level. 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 4.4 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed DS3 as average reliability-wise, and Ka is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the French car rank it on average as 4.0 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

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


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 French car offers much better overall protection, which launches it ahead of the other contender. 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. I believe that, when we take all into account, we have only one winner here - the 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. 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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