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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2014. - 2017.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2012. - 2017.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Outlines

4300 mm
1812 mm
1615 mm
397 liters
1496 liters
54 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4077 mm
1751 mm
1604 mm
318 liters
1386 liters
48 liters
2014 Opel Meriva
2012 Ford B-Max

Engine

General Motors / FIAT
1.6 B16DTU
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1598 cc
110 hp
300 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Peugeot / Ford
1.6 DV6 D2
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1560 cc
95 hp
215 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1403 kg
12.5 s
185 km/h
4.1 l/100km
3.6 l/100km
3.8 l/100km
99 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1210 kg
s
173 km/h
4.7 l/100km
3.6 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
104 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1430 kg
12.9 s
178 km/h
7.9 l/100km
5.0 l/100km
6.1 l/100km
160 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
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Expenses

6500 EUR
Price from
5800 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 General Motors-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 110hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 95hp engine designed by Peugeot.

Safety

A starting point here would be to take a look at the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests which were performed on both of the cars, 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 that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. Furthermore, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the German car offers a considerable difference of 16% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Ford 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 Opel with an average rating of 4.2, and models under the Ford badge with 4.4 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Meriva as average reliability-wise, and B-Max 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 3.6, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

There's not enough data for me to elaborate on the subject, I'm affraid.


Verdict

Ford 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 German car offers significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. When it comes to performance, both vehicles provide similar experience, so I wouldn't point any of them out. Fuel consumption is more or less the same. No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Opel. 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. 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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