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2014. - Production 2014. - 2017.
J - SUV Vehicle class J - SUV
suv, 5 door Body style suv, 5 door
Front Wheel drive Front
Safety
Dimensons & Volumes
4135 mm
Length 4097 mm
1765 mm
Width 1789 mm
1565 mm
Height 1561 mm
354 liters
Boot (min) 450 liters
1189 liters
Boot (max) 1170 liters
46 liters
Fuel tank 47 liters
Engine
Renault / Nissan
1.5 dCi K9K 865
Peugeot / Ford
1.6 DV6 TED4
Diesel Fuel Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo Aspiration Turbo
1461 cc
Displacement 1560 cc
110 hp
Power 110 hp
240 Nm
Torque 240 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - 6 gears
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1247 kg
Vehicle weight 1285 kg
11.2 s
Acc. 0-100 10.9 s
175 km/h
Top speed 186 km/h
4.6 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 4.7 l/100km
3.7 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 3.9 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
Cons. (average) 4.2 l/100km
104 g/km
CO2 emissions 111 g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
automatic - 6 gears
kg
Vehicle weight 1310 kg
s
Acc. 0-100 11.3 s
km/h
Top speed 181 km/h
l/100km
Cons. (urban) 7.2 l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (highway) 4.8 l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (average) 5.6 l/100km
g/km
CO2 emissions 148 g/km
Expenses
15100 EUR
Price from 13490 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 front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Renault-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 110hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 110hp engine designed by Peugeot.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), 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 suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the British 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 Nissan does have a slight advantage, at least on all of the models level. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Nissan with an average rating of 4.2, and models under the Mini badge with 4.4 out of 5. Unfortunatelly, I don't have enough insight that would allow me to comment in more details on the specific models level. Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the Japanese car rank it on average as 4.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.4 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Mini is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.3 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 186 kilometers per hour, 11km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 4.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (69 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Mini 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 British car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Mini offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... At the end, as much as I'd like to give you a winner here, it's simply a pure tie if you ask me. 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™, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.
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