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Car #1
Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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1997. - 2003.
C - Small family car
sedan, 4 door
Front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
1998. - 2004.
C - Small family car
sedan, 4 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

4267 mm
1689 mm
1379 mm
463 liters
463 liters
60 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4252 mm
1709 mm
1425 mm
460 liters
1230 liters
52 liters

Engine

Peugeot / Citroen
1.6 TU5 JP+ (NFV)
Petrol
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1587 cc
96 hp
135 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Opel / General Motors
1.6 X16XEL
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1598 cc
100 hp
150 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1075 kg
10.3 s
183 km/h
9.1 l/100km
5.6 l/100km
6.9 l/100km
165 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1075 kg
11.5 s
188 km/h
10.1 l/100km
6.0 l/100km
7.5 l/100km
180 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 4 gears
1115 kg
12.7 s
182 km/h
11.0 l/100km
6.0 l/100km
7.8 l/100km
185 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 4 gears
1095 kg
13.5 s
178 km/h
11.5 l/100km
6.3 l/100km
8.2 l/100km
197 g/km

Expenses

450 EUR
132 - 177 EUR
Price from
Tax
900 EUR
132 - 177 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 small family car segment and utilize the same 4-door sedan 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 96hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 100hp engine designed by Opel.

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 Opel being a slightly better choice apparently. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the small family car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. Furthermore, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the German car offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Peugeot does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. 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 Opel badge with 4.2 out of 5. The same official information place 306 as average reliability-wise, and Astra 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 4.8, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.2 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Peugeot is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.2 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 183 kilometers per hour, 5km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 7.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (39 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, the German 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. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for 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. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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