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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2005. - 2009.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2006. - 2010.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Outlines

4206 mm
1759 mm
1580 mm
395 liters
1450 liters
55 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4205 mm
1684 mm
1607 mm
450 liters
1555 liters
55 liters
2005 Volkswagen Golf Plus
2006 Škoda Roomster

Engine

Volkswagen
1.9 TDI AGR
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1896 cc
90 hp
210 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Volkswagen
1.9 TDI BJB
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1896 cc
105 hp
250 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1370 kg
13.5 s
173 km/h
7.1 l/100km
4.8 l/100km
5.6 l/100km
148 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1235 kg
11.5 s
182 km/h
6.7 l/100km
4.6 l/100km
5.4 l/100km
146 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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l/100km
l/100km
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Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
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CO2 emissions
 
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Expenses

2700 EUR
Price from
2000 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 diesel engine choice they offer. Both the engines are Volkswagen-engineered . The first one has a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 90hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 105hp one.

Safety

The fact that the Škoda got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, puts it sky-high safety-wise, in my eyes at least. 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, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the German car offers a considerable difference of 11% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Škoda does have a slight advantage, at least on all of the models level. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Volkswagen with an average rating of 4.2, and models under the Škoda badge with 4.3 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Golf Plus as average reliability-wise, and Roomster is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the German car rank it on average as 4.2, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.4 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Škoda is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 2 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 182 kilometers per hour, 9km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 5.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (51 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Škoda 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 Czech car beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. It all continues in the same direction, with Škoda 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 Škoda. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. 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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