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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
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2006. - 2011.
B - City car
hatchback, 3 door
Front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2003. - 2008.
B - City car
hatchback, 3 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

3810 mm
1704 mm
1530 mm
215 liters
895 liters
47 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3666 mm
1659 mm
1461 mm
193 liters
879 liters
41 liters

Engine

Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1248 cc
90 hp
200 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Peugeot / Ford
1.4 DV4 TD
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1398 cc
70 hp
150 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1020 kg
11.0 s
175 km/h
5.2 l/100km
3.9 l/100km
4.4 l/100km
115 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
978 kg
13.5 s
166 km/h
5.3 l/100km
3.7 l/100km
4.3 l/100km
113 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1045 kg
11.0 s
175 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
 
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s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Expenses

3250 EUR
119 - 147 EUR
Price from
Tax
1200 EUR
123 - 147 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 diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a FIAT-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 90hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 70hp engine designed by Peugeot.

Safety

The fact that the Citroen got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, offers a slight advantage, as the 4-star rating is better than none. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the city car segment, which is generally not 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 4% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, all the models observed together. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Lancia with an average rating of 4.0, and models under the Citroen badge with 4.2 out of 5. The same official information place Ypsilon as average reliability-wise, and C2 14% above the first one. Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the Italian car rank it on average as 4.1 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Lancia is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 2.5 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 175 kilometers per hour, 9km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 4.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (65 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Lancia 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 much better overall protection, which launches it ahead of the other contender. From there things take a different direction, with Lancia 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. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. 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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