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

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2003. - 2006.
B - City car
hatchback, 3 door
Front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2002. - 2008.
B - City car
hatchback, 3 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

3839 mm
1646 mm
1440 mm
260 liters
1060 liters
44 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3810 mm
1695 mm
1520 mm
220 liters
1070 liters
47 liters

Engine

Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1248 cc
70 hp
180 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
VM Motori
R 315 HP
Diesel
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1493 cc
95 hp
210 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1010 kg
14.5 s
165 km/h
5.7 l/100km
3.8 l/100km
4.5 l/100km
122 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1045 kg
9.9 s
180 km/h
6.3 l/100km
4.1 l/100km
4.8 l/100km
126 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 5 gears
1010 kg
16.0 s
165 km/h
5.5 l/100km
3.7 l/100km
4.4 l/100km
119 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Expenses

1350 EUR
109 - 132 EUR
Price from
Tax
2800 EUR
149 - 177 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 3-door hatchback 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 FIAT-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 70hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 3-cylinder, 12-valves 95hp engine designed by VM Motori.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. 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. On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the Japanese 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 both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, at least on all of the models level. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Opel with an average rating of 4.2, and models under the Mitsubishi badge with 4.7 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Corsa 16% below average, and Colt 51% above the first one. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the German car rank it on average as 4.3, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 5.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Mitsubishi is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 4.6 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 180 kilometers per hour, 15km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 4.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (61 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Mitsubishi is apparently more reliable, not too much, but just enough. 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 Mitsubishi outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... It's not difficult to say then that if I'd need to make a choice, it would definitely be the Mitsubishi. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. 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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