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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
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1998. - 2004.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2000. - 2004.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

3994 mm
1871 mm
1670 mm
430 liters
1300 liters
63 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4276 mm
1751 mm
1637 mm
550 liters
2128 liters
54 liters

Engine

Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1910 cc
115 hp
275 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Peugeot
2.0 DW10 TD
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1997 cc
90 hp
205 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1345 kg
12.2 s
176 km/h
8.0 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
6.4 l/100km
170 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1275 kg
14.5 s
175 km/h
7.0 l/100km
4.6 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
147 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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Expenses

1200 EUR
Price from
1000 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, 8-valves 115hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 90hp engine designed by Peugeot.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the Citroen being a slightly better choice apparently. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the mpv segment, which is generally a good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. Furthermore, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the Italian car offers a marginal difference of 5% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that FIAT does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of FIAT, as well as Citroen, with the same average rating of 4.2 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Multipla as average reliability-wise, and Xsara Picasso 26% above the first one. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the Italian car rank it on average as 3.8, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.4 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

FIAT is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 2.3 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 176 kilometers per hour, 1km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the French car, averaging around 5.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (51 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 16% 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 French car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with FIAT being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... I believe that, when we take all into account, we have only one winner here - the 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. 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, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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