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2012. - 2017.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front
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Wheel drive
Safety
2013. - 2017.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

4352 mm
1784 mm
1667 mm
560 liters
1584 liters
50 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4101 mm
1766 mm
1631 mm
385 liters
1506 liters
50 liters
2012 FIAT 500L Living
2013 Citroen C3 Picasso

Engine

Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1598 cc
105 hp
290 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Peugeot / Ford
1.6 DV6 D3
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1560 cc
99 hp
254 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1370 kg
11.3 s
181 km/h
5.4 l/100km
3.9 l/100km
4.5 l/100km
117 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1280 kg
12.1 s
179 km/h
4.7 l/100km
3.5 l/100km
3.9 l/100km
101 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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Expenses

5650 EUR
Price from
5800 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 FIAT-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 105hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 99hp 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 FIAT being a slightly better choice apparently. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. 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, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the Italian car offers a marginal difference of 7% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that FIAT does have a slight advantage, at least on all of the models level. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of FIAT with an average rating of 4.3, and models under the Citroen badge with 4.1 out of 5. Independent research findings rank 500L as average reliability-wise, and C3 Picasso is more or less at the same level.We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the Italian car rank it on average as 2.8, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.2 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

FIAT is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.8 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 181 kilometers per hour, 2km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the French car, averaging around 3.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (72 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 15% difference compared to the Italian car.


Verdict

Citroen 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 Italian car offers much better overall protection, which launches it ahead of the other contender. It all continues in the same direction, with FIAT offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Citroen. 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, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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