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2009. - 2012.
B - City car
hatchback, 3 door
front
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Wheel drive
Safety
2009. - 2012.
B - City car
hatchback, 3 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

4034 mm
1693 mm
1428 mm
284 liters
847 liters
45 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4045 mm
1748 mm
1472 mm
270 liters
925 liters
50 liters
2009 Seat Ibiza SC
2009 Peugeot 207

Engine

Volkswagen
1.2 TDI CFWA
Diesel
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1199 cc
75 hp
180 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Peugeot / Ford
1.6 DV6 ATED4
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1560 cc
90 hp
215 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1050 kg
13.9 s
173 km/h
4.1 l/100km
3.0 l/100km
3.4 l/100km
89 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1160 kg
11.7 s
185 km/h
4.6 l/100km
3.3 l/100km
3.6 l/100km
98 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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Expenses

3500 EUR
Price from
2800 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 city car segment and utilize the same 3-door hatchback 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 3-cylinder, 12-valves 75hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 90hp engine designed by Peugeot.

Safety

A starting point here would be to take a look at the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests which were performed on both of the cars, 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 city car segment, which is generally not a very good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the French car offers a considerable difference of 10% 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. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Seat with an average rating of 4.4, and models under the Peugeot badge with 4.3 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Ibiza as average reliability-wise, and 207 is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the Spanish car rank it on average as 4.2, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.3 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Peugeot is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 2.2 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 185 kilometers per hour, 12km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 3.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (81 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 French car offers significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. It all continues in the same direction, with Peugeot being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... 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 more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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