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Model
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2006. - 2009.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front
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Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2006. - 2009.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

4030 mm
1720 mm
1472 mm
270 liters
925 liters
50 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3986 mm
1707 mm
1493 mm
288 liters
1038 liters
55 liters
2006 Peugeot 207
2006 Renault Clio

Engine

Peugeot / BMW
1.6 Prince EP6
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1598 cc
120 hp
160 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Renault
1.6 K4M
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1598 cc
112 hp
151 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1175 kg
9.6 s
200 km/h
8.4 l/100km
4.8 l/100km
6.1 l/100km
145 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1115 kg
10.2 s
190 km/h
9.0 l/100km
5.4 l/100km
6.7 l/100km
160 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 4 gears
1212 kg
11.4 s
195 km/h
9.8 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
7.0 l/100km
167 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 4 gears
1155 kg
12.2 s
186 km/h
10.0 l/100km
6.1 l/100km
7.5 l/100km
179 g/km

Expenses

2100 EUR
Price from
1500 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 city 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, 16-valves 120hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 112hp engine designed by Renault.

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. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the city car segment, which is generally not a very good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? Furthermore, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, 207 offers a marginal difference of 5% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, when all the models are taken into account. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Peugeot with an average rating of 4.3, and models under the Renault badge with 4.1 out of 5. The same official information place 207 as average reliability-wise, and Clio is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as 207 rank it on average as 4.1, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.9 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Peugeot is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.6 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 200 kilometers per hour, 10km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be 207, averaging around 6.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (46 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 10% difference compared to Clio.


Verdict

Peugeot 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, 207 offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Peugeot offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. 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 Peugeot. 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. 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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