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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2004. - 2007.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2006. - 2011.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4

Dimensons & Volumes

4710 mm
1860 mm
1800 mm
750 liters
2000 liters
75 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4584 mm
1856 mm
1773 mm
369 liters
1994 liters
70 liters

Engine

Hyundai
2.9 J-Line
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2902 cc
163 hp
345 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
VM Motori
RA 428 DOHC
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2766 cc
177 hp
410 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1955 kg
13.0 s
168 km/h
10.9 l/100km
7.4 l/100km
8.7 l/100km
222 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1855 kg
11.5 s
180 km/h
10.8 l/100km
7.3 l/100km
8.6 l/100km
228 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 4 gears
1966 kg
13.4 s
172 km/h
11.9 l/100km
7.5 l/100km
9.1 l/100km
241 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 5 gears
1940 kg
10.5 s
182 km/h
12.2 l/100km
7.8 l/100km
9.4 l/100km
250 g/km

Expenses

2500 EUR
694 - 730 EUR
Price from
Tax
7900 EUR
694 - 862 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 Hyundai-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 177hp engine designed by VM Motori.

Safety

Unfortunatelly, neither of the two vehicles was submitted to the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) testing. This makes it virtually impossible for me to pick one over the other and I'm generally against buying such cars as the safety should really always come first. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. 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. Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the Korean car offers a marginal difference of 5% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Hyundai does have a slight advantage, all the models observed together. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Hyundai with an average rating of 4.6, and models under the Dodge badge with 4.0 out of 5. The same official information place Terracan as average reliability-wise, and Nitro is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the Korean car rank it on average as 4.9, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Dodge is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.5 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 180 kilometers per hour, 12km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 8.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (33 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Hyundai 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 Korean car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Dodge being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Dodge. 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. 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 more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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