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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
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1996. - 2004.
A - Micro car
hatchback, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
1997. - 2003.
A - Micro car
hatchback, 5 door
front

Marketing

Dimensons & Outlines

3678 mm
1594 mm
1375 mm
215 liters
953 liters
45 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3495 mm
1495 mm
1580 mm
251 liters
963 liters
35 liters
1996 Peugeot 106
1997 Hyundai Atos Prime

Engine

Peugeot / Citroen
1.4 TU3 F2/K
Petrol
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1360 cc
75 hp
111 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Petrol
4 - Inline, 3 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
999 cc
55 hp
82 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
810 kg
13.2 s
178 km/h
9.4 l/100km
5.4 l/100km
6.9 l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
822 kg
15.1 s
142 km/h
8.0 l/100km
5.4 l/100km
6.3 l/100km
151 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 3 gears
860 kg
17.0 s
166 km/h
10.5 l/100km
6.4 l/100km
7.9 l/100km
189 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 3 gears
822 kg
15.1 s
142 km/h
8.0 l/100km
5.4 l/100km
6.3 l/100km
151 g/km

Expenses

450 EUR
Price from
1100 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 micro car segment and utilize the same 5-door hatchback 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, 8-valves 75hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 12-valves 55hp engine designed by Hyundai.

Safety

The fact that the Hyundai got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, isn't really an advantage, taken the poor 3-star rating it received. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the micro car segment, which is generally a misfortune 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 Korean car offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, at least on all of the models level. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Peugeot with an average rating of 4.3, and models under the Hyundai badge with 4.5 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed 106 as average reliability-wise, and Atos 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 3.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 5.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Peugeot is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.9 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 178 kilometers per hour, 36km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the Korean car, averaging around 6.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (45 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 10% difference compared to the French car.


Verdict

Hyundai 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 Korean car offers much better overall protection, which launches it ahead of the other contender. From there things take a different direction, with Peugeot being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Hyundai. 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, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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