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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2008. - 2013.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2007. - 2011.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4

Dimensons & Outlines

4443 mm
1842 mm
1677 mm
410 liters
1405 liters
58 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4575 mm
1850 mm
1704 mm
370 liters
1420 liters
65 liters
2008 Ford Kuga
2007 Opel Antara

Engine

Peugeot / Ford
2.0 DW10 C
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1997 cc
163 hp
340 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
VM Motori
VM RA420 SOHC
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1991 cc
150 hp
320 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1514 kg
9.6 s
195 km/h
7.6 l/100km
5.1 l/100km
6.0 l/100km
159 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1745 kg
10.8 s
181 km/h
8.9 l/100km
6.8 l/100km
7.5 l/100km
198 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1572 kg
9.9 s
192 km/h
8.5 l/100km
5.8 l/100km
6.8 l/100km
179 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 5 gears
1765 kg
12.1 s
178 km/h
11.5 l/100km
6.8 l/100km
8.6 l/100km
238 g/km

Expenses

14300 EUR
Price from
4100 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 4 x 4 wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Peugeot-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 163hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 150hp engine designed by VM Motori.

Safety

The fact that the Ford 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. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the German car offers a considerable difference of 15% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Ford does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Ford with an average rating of 4.4, and models under the Opel badge with 4.2 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Kuga as average reliability-wise, and Antara is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the American car rank it on average as 4.6, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.5 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Ford is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.2 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 195 kilometers per hour, 14km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the American car, averaging around 6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (47 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 25% difference compared to the German car.


Verdict

Ford 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 American car beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. It all continues in the same direction, with Ford being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Ford. 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 thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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