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2014. - Production 2014. -
J - SUV Vehicle class J - SUV
suv, 5 door Body style suv, 5 door
Front Wheel drive Front
Safety
Dimensons & Volumes
4273 mm
Length 4417 mm
1796 mm
Width 1804 mm
1608 mm
Height 1494 mm
350 liters
Boot (min) 421 liters
350 liters
Boot (max) 1235 liters
48 liters
Fuel tank 50 liters
Engine
Renault / Nissan
1.5 dCi K9K 865
Diesel Fuel Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo Aspiration Turbo
1598 cc
Displacement 1461 cc
120 hp
Power 110 hp
300 Nm
Torque 240 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - 6 gears
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1320 kg
Vehicle weight 1295 kg
10.5 s
Acc. 0-100 11.3 s
186 km/h
Top speed 190 km/h
4.7 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 4.5 l/100km
3.8 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 3.3 l/100km
4.1 l/100km
Cons. (average) 3.8 l/100km
109 g/km
CO2 emissions 98 g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
automatic - 7 gears
kg
Vehicle weight 1325 kg
s
Acc. 0-100 11.6 s
km/h
Top speed 190 km/h
l/100km
Cons. (urban) l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (highway) l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (average) 4.0 l/100km
g/km
CO2 emissions 103 g/km
Expenses
14190 EUR
Price from 31999 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 suv segment and utilize the same 5-door suv 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 120hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 110hp engine designed by Renault.

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 Mercedes Benz being a slightly better choice apparently. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? Furthermore, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the Italian car offers a marginal difference of 2% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that FIAT as a brand displays somewhat better results, when all the models are taken into account. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of FIAT with an average rating of 4.2, and models under the Mercedes Benz badge with 4.5 out of 5. Unfortunatelly, I don't have enough insight that would allow me to comment in more details on the specific models level. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the Italian car rank it on average as 4.8, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

FIAT is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.8 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 186 kilometers per hour, 4km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (72 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

FIAT 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 German car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different 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... No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Mercedes Benz. 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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