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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
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2009. - 2012.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2010. - 2013.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

4045 mm
1748 mm
1472 mm
270 liters
925 liters
50 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3941 mm
1728 mm
1524 mm
287 liters
1120 liters
50 liters

Engine

Peugeot / Citroen
1.4 TU3 JP
Petrol
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1360 cc
75 hp
118 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Peugeot / Citroen
1.4 TU3 JP
Petrol
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1360 cc
75 hp
118 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1123 kg
14.4 s
167 km/h
8.6 l/100km
4.9 l/100km
6.3 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
1005 kg
15.1 s
163 km/h
8.0 l/100km
5.0 l/100km
6.1 l/100km
139 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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km/h
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l/100km
l/100km
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Vehicle weight
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Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
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CO2 emissions
 
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Expenses

2800 EUR
Price from
3700 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. Not only that they both belong to the city car segment and utilize the same 5-door hatchback body style, they are even powered by the same Peugeot-developed petrol engine! There is not much there to point us towards one vehicle or the other. Or is it?

Safety

The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the Peugeot being a slightly better choice apparently. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. 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, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, 207 offers a considerable difference of 12% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Peugeot does have a slight advantage, all the models observed together. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Peugeot with an average rating of 4.3, and models under the Citroen badge with 4.2 out of 5. The same official information place 207 6% above average, and C3 those same 6% below the first one. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as these two vehicles rank it on average as 4.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Peugeot is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.7 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 167 kilometers per hour, 4km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 6.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (46 mpg), in combined cycle.


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 beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. It all continues in the same direction, with Peugeot offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... I believe that, when we take all into account, we have only one winner here - the Peugeot. 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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