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2002. - 2006. Production 2001. - 2005.
C - Small family car Vehicle class C - Small family car
wagon, 5 door Body style wagon, 5 door
Front Wheel drive Front
Dimensons & Volumes
4500 mm
Length 4419 mm
1777 mm
Width 1757 mm
1467 mm
Height 1510 mm
520 liters
Boot (min) 503 liters
1600 liters
Boot (max) 1540 liters
60 liters
Fuel tank 60 liters
Renault / Nissan
1.5 dCi K9K 766
Peugeot / Ford
1.4 DV4 TD
Diesel Fuel Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo Aspiration Turbo
1461 cc
Displacement 1398 cc
100 hp
Power 70 hp
200 Nm
Torque 150 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - 5 gears
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1210 kg
Vehicle weight 1232 kg
13.1 s
Acc. 0-100 16.5 s
178 km/h
Top speed 157 km/h
5.6 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 5.7 l/100km
4.1 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 4.2 l/100km
4.6 l/100km
Cons. (average) 4.7 l/100km
121 g/km
CO2 emissions 124 g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
automatic - 4 gears
1260 kg
Vehicle weight kg
14.7 s
Acc. 0-100 s
174 km/h
Top speed km/h
7.7 l/100km
Cons. (urban) l/100km
4.7 l/100km
Cons. (highway) l/100km
5.8 l/100km
Cons. (average) l/100km
153 g/km
CO2 emissions g/km
1300 EUR
Price from 1550 EUR
Virtual Adviser's™ opinion


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 5-door wagon 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 100hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 70hp engine designed by Peugeot.


The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the Renault being a slightly better choice apparently. 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, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, 307 offers a marginal difference of 2% more metal.


I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, all the models observed together. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Renault with an average rating of 4.2, and models under the Peugeot badge with 4.3 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Megane 2% above average, and 307 5% above the first one. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as Megane rank it on average as 3.7, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.4 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Renault is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 3.4 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 178 kilometers per hour, 21km/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.


Peugeot 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, Megane offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Renault outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Renault. 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™, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.
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