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

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2010. - 2015.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
Front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2008. - 2013.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

4406 mm
1794 mm
1856 mm
560 liters
2239 liters
60 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4213 mm
1829 mm
1799 mm
660 liters
2866 liters
60 liters

Engine

Volkswagen
1.2 TFSI CBZB
Petrol
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1197 cc
105 hp
175 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Renault
1.6 K4M-710
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1598 cc
107 hp
148 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1352 kg
12.4 s
169 km/h
8.0 l/100km
5.6 l/100km
6.4 l/100km
147 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1294 kg
14.0 s
170 km/h
9.7 l/100km
6.5 l/100km
7.7 l/100km
180 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 - 4 gears
1296 kg
13.6 s
155 km/h
11.1 l/100km
6.6 l/100km
8.2 l/100km
190 g/km

Expenses

5600 EUR
137 - 170 EUR
Price from
Tax
3000 EUR
149 - 188 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 mpv segment and utilize the same 5-door MPV 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 Volkswagen-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 105hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 107hp engine designed by Renault.

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 same number of safety stars gained in the process. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the mpv segment, which is generally a good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. Furthermore, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the German car offers a marginal difference of 4% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Renault does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Volkswagen with an average rating of 4.2, and models under the Renault badge with 4.1 out of 5. The same official information place Caddy 4% below average, and Kangoo those same 4% above the first one. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the German car rank it on average as 4.7, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.6 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Volkswagen is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.6 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 169 kilometers per hour, 1km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the German car, averaging around 6.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (44 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 20% difference compared to the French car.

Verdict

Volkswagen 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 slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Volkswagen being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. 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 Volkswagen. 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. 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, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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