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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2009. - 2012.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2008. - 2012.
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
3940 mm
1695 mm
1550 mm
220 liters
1070 liters
47 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
Mitsubishi
1.3 4A90
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1332 cc
95 hp
125 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
950 kg
10.6 s
180 km/h
6.3 l/100km
4.3 l/100km
5.0 l/100km
119 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
950 kg
12.0 s
180 km/h
7.5 l/100km
5.0 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
127 g/km

Expenses

2800 EUR
Price from
2500 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, 8-valves 75hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 95hp engine designed by Mitsubishi.

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, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the French car offers a considerable difference of 18% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Peugeot does have a slight advantage, 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 Mitsubishi badge with 4.6 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed 207 6% above average, and Colt 29% above the first one. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the French car rank it on average as 4.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.6 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Mitsubishi is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 3.8 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 180 kilometers per hour, 13km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the Japanese car, averaging around 5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (57 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 26% difference compared to the French car.


Verdict

Mitsubishi 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 beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. From there things take a different direction, with Mitsubishi outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! I believe that, when we take all into account, we have only one winner here - the Mitsubishi. 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, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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