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Model
Variant
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Car #2
Make
Model
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2007. - 2015.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2007. - 2012.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

3700 mm
1578 mm
1527 mm
324 liters
324 liters
43 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3470 mm
1475 mm
1530 mm
210 liters
1056 liters
36 liters
2007 Chery Ego
2007 Daihatsu Cuore

Engine

Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1297 cc
84 hp
114 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Daihatsu / Toyota
1.0 1KR-FE
Petrol
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
998 cc
69 hp
95 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1070 kg
12.0 s
156 km/h
7.5 l/100km
4.8 l/100km
5.8 l/100km
125 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
740 kg
11.1 s
160 km/h
5.5 l/100km
3.8 l/100km
4.4 l/100km
104 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
750 kg
14.1 s
150 km/h
6.6 l/100km
4.8 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
129 g/km

Expenses

1400 EUR
Price from
2500 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 Chery-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 84hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 3-cylinder, 12-valves 69hp engine designed by Daihatsu.

Safety

The fact that the Daihatsu got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, offers a slight advantage, as the 4-star rating is better than none. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. 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. Furthermore, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the Chinese car offers a potentially life-saving difference of 45% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Daihatsu as a brand displays somewhat better results, all the models observed together. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Chery with an average rating of 4.6, and models under the Daihatsu badge with 4.1 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Ego as average reliability-wise, and Cuore is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the Chinese car rank it on average as 4.3, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.5 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Daihatsu is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.9 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 160 kilometers per hour, 4km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the Japanese car, averaging around 4.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (64 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 32% difference compared to the Chinese car.


Verdict

Daihatsu 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 Japanese car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Daihatsu offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. 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 Daihatsu. 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, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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