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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2005. - 2008.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2006. - 2009.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

4270 mm
1777 mm
1604 mm
458 liters
1530 liters
54 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4263 mm
1805 mm
1620 mm
406 liters
1840 liters
60 liters
2005 Mercedes Benz B
2006 Renault Scenic

Engine

Mercedes Benz
2.0 OM640 DE20 LA
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1991 cc
109 hp
250 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Renault / Nissan
2.0 dCi M9R 150
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1995 cc
150 hp
350 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1335 kg
11.3 s
183 km/h
7.2 l/100km
4.6 l/100km
5.6 l/100km
146 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1440 kg
9.4 s
204 km/h
7.3 l/100km
5.0 l/100km
5.8 l/100km
154 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

cvt - gears
1370 kg
11.8 s
178 km/h
7.3 l/100km
4.9 l/100km
5.9 l/100km
157 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1480 kg
9.7 s
198 km/h
9.2 l/100km
5.8 l/100km
7.0 l/100km
186 g/km

Expenses

3000 EUR
Price from
1600 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 diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Mercedes Benz-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 109hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 150hp engine designed by Renault.

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. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the mpv segment, which is generally a good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the French car offers a marginal difference of 8% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Renault as a brand displays somewhat better results, at least on all of the models level. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Mercedes Benz with an average rating of 4.4, and models under the Renault badge with 4.1 out of 5. Independent research findings rank B as average reliability-wise, and Scenic is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the German car rank it on average as 4.7, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.6 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Renault is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.9 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 204 kilometers per hour, 21km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 5.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (50 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Renault 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 French car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Renault 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 really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Renault. 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. 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, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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