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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2004. - 2011.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2005. - 2008.
M - MPV
MPV, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Outlines

4322 mm
1684 mm
1801 mm
510 liters
2700 liters
52 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4035 mm
1672 mm
1825 mm
650 liters
2600 liters
50 liters
2004 Opel Tour
2005 Renault Kangoo

Engine

Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1248 cc
70 hp
180 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Renault / Nissan
1.5 dCi K9K 700
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1461 cc
67 hp
160 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1225 kg
17.0 s
150 km/h
6.5 l/100km
4.3 l/100km
5.1 l/100km
138 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1060 kg
16.0 s
148 km/h
6.0 l/100km
5.2 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 5 gears
1225 kg
17.0 s
150 km/h
6.5 l/100km
4.3 l/100km
5.1 l/100km
138 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
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km/h
l/100km
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Expenses

1800 EUR
Price from
1800 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 FIAT-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 70hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 67hp engine designed by Renault.

Safety

The fact that the Renault 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. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the mpv segment, which is generally a good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? 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 Renault does have a slight advantage, at least on all of the models level. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Opel with an average rating of 4.2, and models under the Renault badge with 4.1 out of 5. The same official information place Tour as average reliability-wise, and Kangoo is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the German car rank it on average as 4.3 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Renault is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 148 kilometers per hour, 2km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 5.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (53 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 significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. 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... No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Renault. 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, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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