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Car #1
Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2006. - 2010.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
Front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2004. - 2009.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

4820 mm
1884 mm
1764 mm
390 liters
1910 liters
70 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4634 mm
1810 mm
1730 mm
256 liters
2610 liters
70 liters

Engine

Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1999 cc
145 hp
185 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Volkswagen
2.0 AZH
Petrol
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1984 cc
115 hp
170 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1597 kg
11.2 s
194 km/h
11.2 l/100km
6.5 l/100km
8.2 l/100km
197 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1553 kg
15.2 s
177 km/h
12.8 l/100km
7.4 l/100km
9.4 l/100km
226 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 4 gears
1573 kg
17.2 s
173 km/h
14.2 l/100km
8.1 l/100km
10.4 l/100km
250 g/km

Expenses

5990 EUR
196 - 241 EUR
Price from
Tax
3500 EUR
196 - 228 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 mpv segment and utilize the same 5-door MPV 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 Mazda-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 145hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 115hp engine designed by Volkswagen.

Safety

A starting point here would be to take a look at the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests which were performed on both of the cars, with the Ford displaying significantly better structural stability. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the mpv segment, which is generally a good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the American car offers a marginal difference of 3% 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, all the models observed together. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Ford with an average rating of 4.4, and models under the Volkswagen badge with 4.2 out of 5. The same official information place Galaxy 50% below average, and Sharan 7% above the first one. Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the American car rank it on average as 4.1 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Ford is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 4 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 194 kilometers per hour, 17km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the American car, averaging around 8.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (34 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 15% 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 outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. 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. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. 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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