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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2013. - 2016.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
Front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2015. -
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

4062 mm
1732 mm
1448 mm
443 liters
1380 liters
45 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4061 mm
1693 mm
1445 mm
292 liters
847 liters
45 liters

Engine

Renault / Nissan
1.5 dCi K9K 612
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1461 cc
90 hp
200 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Volkswagen
1.4 TDI ATL
Diesel
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1422 cc
90 hp
230 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1071 kg
11.9 s
180 km/h
3.9 l/100km
3.1 l/100km
3.4 l/100km
90 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1080 kg
10.9 s
182 km/h
l/100km
l/100km
3.6 l/100km
93 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1152 kg
12.9 s
175 km/h
4.3 l/100km
3.3 l/100km
3.7 l/100km
95 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
dual clutch - 7 gears
1090 kg
10.9 s
182 km/h
l/100km
l/100km
3.7 l/100km
97 g/km

Expenses

6000 EUR
144 - 176 EUR
Price from
Tax
10500 EUR
151 - 176 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 diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Renault-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 90hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 3-cylinder, 12-valves 90hp engine designed by Volkswagen.

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 city car segment, which is generally not a very good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the Spanish car offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Renault 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 Renault with an average rating of 4.1, and models under the Seat badge with 4.3 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Clio 21% above average, and Ibiza those same 21% below the first one. Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the French car rank it on average as 4.6, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.3 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Seat is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 182 kilometers per hour, 2km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 3.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (81 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 Spanish car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Seat being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Seat. 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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