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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. - 2012.
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
4380 mm
1810 mm
1801 mm
675 liters
3000 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
Peugeot / Citroen
1.6 TU5 JP4
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1587 cc
109 hp
147 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
1402 kg
13.5 s
170 km/h
10.8 l/100km
6.8 l/100km
8.2 l/100km
195 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
 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Expenses

5600 EUR
137 - 170 EUR
Price from
Tax
3400 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 109hp engine designed by Peugeot.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the mpv segment, which is generally a good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the French car offers a marginal difference of 4% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, at least on all of the models level. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Volkswagen, as well as Citroen, with the same average rating of 4.2 out of 5. The same official information place Caddy 4% below average, and Berlingo 36% above the first one. Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the German car rank it on average as 4.7, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.9 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Volkswagen is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.1 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 28% difference compared to the French car.

Verdict

Citroen 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 offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Volkswagen being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! It's not difficult to say then that if I'd need to make a choice, it would definitely be the 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. 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 more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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