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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
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2012. - 2017.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2012. -
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

3950 mm
1722 mm
1481 mm
295 liters
979 liters
42 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4065 mm
1687 mm
1490 mm
275 liters
1030 liters
45 liters

Engine

Petrol
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
999 cc
125 hp
200 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Petrol
2 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
875 cc
100 hp
145 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
954 kg
9.9 s
193 km/h
7.9 l/100km
4.7 l/100km
5.9 l/100km
139 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1065 kg
12.7 s
180 km/h
4.5 l/100km
3.4 l/100km
3.8 l/100km
88 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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Vehicle weight
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Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
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CO2 emissions
 
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Expenses

4650 EUR
Price from
2000 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 5-door hatchback body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Ford-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 3-cylinder, 12-valves 125hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 2-cylinder, 8-valves 100hp engine designed by FIAT.

Safety

The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. 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, 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 Italian car offers a considerable difference of 12% 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 Ford with an average rating of 4.4, and models under the FIAT badge with 4.2 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Fiesta 38% above average, and Punto 31% below the first one. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the American car rank it on average as 4.6, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 1.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Ford is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 2.8 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 193 kilometers per hour, 13km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy an obvious choice would be the Italian car, averaging around 3.8 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (74 mpg), in combined cycle. That's 55% difference compared to the American car!

Verdict

Ford is apparently more reliable, not too much, but just enough. 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 Italian car offers significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. From there things take a different direction, with Ford being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... It's not difficult to say then that if I'd need to make a choice, it would definitely be the 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. 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, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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