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Car #2
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2009. - 2012.
B - City car
wagon, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2009. - 2012.
B - City car
wagon, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

4227 mm
1693 mm
1445 mm
430 liters
1164 liters
45 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4164 mm
1748 mm
1510 mm
337 liters
1258 liters
50 liters

Engine

Volkswagen
1.2 L3 BZG
Petrol
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1198 cc
70 hp
112 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Peugeot / Citroen
1.4 TU3 JP
Petrol
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1360 cc
75 hp
118 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1010 kg
14.6 s
163 km/h
7.3 l/100km
4.5 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
128 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1159 kg
14.7 s
167 km/h
8.8 l/100km
5.1 l/100km
6.5 l/100km
149 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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Expenses

3050 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 5-door wagon 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 3-cylinder, 12-valves 70hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 75hp engine designed by Peugeot.

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. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the city car segment, which is generally not a very good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. On the other hand, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the French car offers a considerable difference of 15% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Peugeot does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. These are the official statistics, 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 37% above average, and 207 31% below the first one. Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the Spanish car rank it on average as 4.3, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Seat is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.1 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 163 kilometers per hour, 4km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the Spanish car, averaging around 5.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (51 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 18% difference compared to the French car.


Verdict

Seat 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. From there things take a different direction, with Seat offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! I believe that, when we take all into account, we have only one winner here - the Seat. 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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