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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
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Model
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1999. - 2005.
D - Large family car
wagon, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
1999. - 2002.
D - Large family car
wagon, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

4466 mm
1743 mm
1470 mm
420 liters
1300 liters
60 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4579 mm
1715 mm
1410 mm
430 liters
1650 liters
60 liters

Engine

Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1910 cc
110 hp
275 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Nissan
2.0 CD20T
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1974 cc
90 hp
177 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1325 kg
11.0 s
190 km/h
8.4 l/100km
4.8 l/100km
6.1 l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1365 kg
14.6 s
170 km/h
8.6 l/100km
5.7 l/100km
6.7 l/100km
186 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 large family car segment and utilize the same 5-door wagon 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 110hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 90hp engine designed by Nissan.

Safety

The fact that the Nissan got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, isn't really an advantage, taken the poor 3-star rating it received. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the large family car segment, which is generally a good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. On the other hand, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the Japanese car offers a marginal difference of 3% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Nissan does have a slight advantage, at least on all of the models level. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Lancia with an average rating of 4.0, and models under the Nissan badge with 4.2 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Lybra as average reliability-wise, and Primera is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with 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

Lancia is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 3.6 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 190 kilometers per hour, 20km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the Italian car, averaging around 6.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (46 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 10% difference compared to the Japanese car.

Verdict

Nissan 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 Japanese car offers much better overall protection, which launches it ahead of the other contender. From there things take a different direction, with Lancia outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! It's not difficult to say then that if I'd need to make a choice, it would definitely be the Lancia. 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, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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