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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2006. - 2011.
B - City car
hatchback, 3 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2007. - 2016.
A - Micro 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
3546 mm
1627 mm
1488 mm
185 liters
610 liters
35 liters

Engine

Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1248 cc
90 hp
200 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1248 cc
95 hp
200 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
955 kg
11.0 s
180 km/h
4.7 l/100km
3.1 l/100km
3.7 l/100km
97 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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km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Expenses

1900 EUR
Price from
4450 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

We are here considering two somewhat similar cars, but we can't deny some of the obvious differences. For a start, they are not even classified under the same segment, with the Lancia being a city car and the FIAT representing micro car vehicle class. Both the engines are FIAT-engineered . The first one has a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 90hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 95hp one.

Safety

The fact that the FIAT got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, puts it sky-high safety-wise, in my eyes at least. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. The first vehicle is a city car and that gives it a marginal advantage over the micro car competitor, at least that's what statistics show. Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, Ypsilon 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, 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 FIAT badge with 4.2 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Ypsilon as average reliability-wise, and 500 16% above the first one. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as Ypsilon rank it on average as 4.1, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.5 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Both of the cars accelerate exactly the same, so we couldn't put one above the other. Car No. 2 is faster though, reaching top speed of 180 kilometers per hour, 5km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be 500, averaging around 3.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (76 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 19% difference compared to Ypsilon.

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, 500 beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. When it comes to performance, both vehicles provide similar experience, so I wouldn't point any of them out. 500 , on the other hand, consumps significantly less fuel, and that's a big plus. All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but FIAT. 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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