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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2014. -
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2011. - 2014.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

4338 mm
1807 mm
1578 mm
500 liters
1520 liters
50 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4359 mm
1786 mm
1557 mm
486 liters
1545 liters
50 liters

Engine

Volkswagen
1.6 TDI
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1598 cc
110 hp
250 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Renault / Nissan
1.5 dCi K9K 865
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1461 cc
110 hp
240 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1335 kg
11.3 s
196 km/h
4.1 l/100km
3.4 l/100km
3.6 l/100km
95 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1335 kg
11.6 s
190 km/h
4.9 l/100km
3.7 l/100km
4.1 l/100km
108 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 7 gears
1336 kg
11.3 s
192 km/h
4.4 l/100km
3.8 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
104 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 7 gears
1365 kg
11.9 s
190 km/h
4.9 l/100km
3.7 l/100km
4.1 l/100km
108 g/km

Expenses

10500 EUR
Price from
8750 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. The first one has a Volkswagen-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 110hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 110hp engine designed by Renault.

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. Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, Mercedes Benz B offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Volkswagen 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 Mercedes Benz badge with 4.4 out of 5. The same official information place Golf Sportsvan as average reliability-wise, and B 19% below the first one. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as Golf Sportsvan rank it on average as 4.3, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.1 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Volkswagen is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.3 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 196 kilometers per hour, 6km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 3.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (73 mpg), in combined cycle.

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, Mercedes Benz B offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Volkswagen offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Volkswagen. 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. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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