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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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1998. - 2003.
B - City car
hatchback, 3 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
1995. - 2002.
B - City car
hatchback, 3 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

3410 mm
1475 mm
1420 mm
155 liters
840 liters
40 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3880 mm
1680 mm
1365 mm
240 liters
830 liters
50 liters
1998 Daihatsu Cuore
1995 Mitsubishi Colt

Engine

Daihatsu
1.0 EJ-DE
Petrol
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
989 cc
58 hp
91 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Mitsubishi
1.3 4G13
Petrol
4 - Inline, 3 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1298 cc
75 hp
108 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
695 kg
12.8 s
140 km/h
6.4 l/100km
4.4 l/100km
5.1 l/100km
124 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
925 kg
12.5 s
170 km/h
9.2 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
6.9 l/100km
157 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 3 gears
705 kg
15.9 s
140 km/h
7.7 l/100km
5.8 l/100km
6.5 l/100km
157 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 4 gears
945 kg
15.8 s
160 km/h
10.6 l/100km
6.5 l/100km
8.0 l/100km
188 g/km

Expenses

600 EUR
Price from
950 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 petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Daihatsu-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 3-cylinder, 12-valves 58hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 12-valves 75hp engine designed by Mitsubishi.

Safety

Unfortunatelly, neither of the two vehicles was submitted to the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) testing. This makes it virtually impossible for me to pick one over the other and I'm generally against buying such cars as the safety should really always come first. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. 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, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, Colt offers a potentially life-saving difference of 33% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Daihatsu as a brand displays somewhat better results, at least on all of the models level. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Daihatsu with an average rating of 4.1, and models under the Mitsubishi badge with 4.6 out of 5. The same official information place Cuore as average reliability-wise, and Colt is more or less at the same level.We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as Cuore rank it on average as 4.0 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Mitsubishi 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 170 kilometers per hour, 30km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be Cuore, averaging around 5.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (55 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 35% difference compared to Colt.


Verdict

Daihatsu 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, Colt offers much better overall protection, which launches it ahead of the other contender. It all continues in the same direction, with Mitsubishi offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... At the end, as much as I'd like to give you a winner here, it's simply a pure tie if you ask me. 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, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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