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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2002. - 2006.
C - Small family car
sedan, 4 door
Front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2006. - 2009.
C - Small family car
sedan, 4 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

4498 mm
1777 mm
1457 mm
520 liters
520 liters
60 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4280 mm
1695 mm
1470 mm
390 liters
390 liters
45 liters

Engine

Renault
1.4 K4J 710
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1390 cc
98 hp
127 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Hyundai
1.4 Kappa
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1399 cc
97 hp
126 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1165 kg
12.7 s
185 km/h
9.3 l/100km
5.6 l/100km
7.0 l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1033 kg
12.3 s
177 km/h
8.0 l/100km
5.1 l/100km
6.2 l/100km
146 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
1055 kg
14.5 s
168 km/h
9.4 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
6.9 l/100km
164 g/km

Expenses

1450 EUR
149 - 177 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 small family car segment and utilize the same 4-door sedan 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 Renault-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 98hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 97hp engine designed by Hyundai.

Safety

The fact that the Renault got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, puts it sky-high safety-wise, in my eyes at least. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the small family car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle 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 French car offers a considerable difference of 13% 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, all the models observed together. 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 Hyundai badge with 4.6 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Megane 2% above average, and Accent those same 2% below the first one. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the French car rank it on average as 3.7, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.6 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Hyundai is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.4 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 177 kilometers per hour, 8km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the Korean car, averaging around 6.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (46 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 13% difference compared to the French car.

Verdict

Hyundai 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 beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. From there things take a different direction, with Hyundai offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! I believe that, when we take all into account, we have only one winner here - the Renault. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. 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 more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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