Renault Clio Energy TCe 90 and Seat Ibiza 1.0 TSI 95: Which is better?

Renault Clio Energy TCe 90 vs Seat Ibiza 1.0 TSI 95Renault Clio Energy TCe 90 vs Seat Ibiza 1.0 TSI 95Renault Clio Energy TCe 90 vs Seat Ibiza 1.0 TSI 95Renault Clio Energy TCe 90 vs Seat Ibiza 1.0 TSI 95

You have utilities with smaller engines is something easy to take and seeing the performance they get. ya sadly popular "downsizing" (Decrease in size, in reference to its total displacement) has affected even the supercars. In these passion we conceive prevents loss of displacement or number of cylinders, and that even recognizing that new engines walk more and spend less. However, in the world of utility the same does not happen. We demand practical cars brands in every way, either inside, or mechanical equipment, so have under the hood a sewing machine or a V8 should matter less than the result obtained, provided they do not talk about GTI versions, RS, OPC or Cupra, Clear. This is the case of Renault Clio or Seat Ibiza, incorporating mechanical three-cylinder gasoline that, contrary to what at first might think if you are not familiar with the new generation of engines, allow utilization, consumption and emissions more than acceptable.

Face in this comparison the Renault Clio Energy TCe 90 Y the Seat Ibiza with the new engine 1.0 TSI version of 95 horses, both with manual gearboxes, five-door body (The Clio has no 3) and higher levels of both have finished, although to compare prices and equipment I'll reference to the versions of access, because I can not believe that the type of these cars buyer, although the brand will offer the possibility rightly, come to acquire so well equipped as proven and final prices higher segment units; They are utilitarian.

Seat Ibiza front comparative Renault Clio

In both cases lead gasoline engines made of aluminum, with a similar conception initially cylinder head 16 valve, variable valve timing, turbocharging and intercooler, although the Seat Ibiza has elements that indicate it is a little more modern. The TCe the Clio has 898 cm3 and 101 cm3 TSI Ibiza more. The main difference comes because the Renault bet for injection into the intake ducts (indirect) against direct rival, in the combustion chamber. Besides, the chain distribution is, Toothed belt being in Seat. The theoretical advantage of the chain relative to the belt (less maintenance, greater reliability) is diluted in such small engines and decompensated logically in its internal inertias, the greater noise than the chain itself produces. The two are required to carry internally against rotating trees to compensate for lack of the fourth cylinder, rotating in opposite direction to the crankshaft. This slight technical clarification that some others will find little bored and explains the differences in performance of an engine and other which we shall see. Renault reaches 90 horses, while the Seat stretched to 95 hp according to official data and hovering around 95 and 100 hp according to our measurements.

The Renault Clio has a ECO button labeled under the handbrake (easily accessible) with which it is changed to a more conservative engine map, which We can adapt the mechanics, and consumption, the use we make. In reality, seeing the power curve, it is as if the squeeze is eschews the turbo. This It allows in city spending down in ECO mode. Road is better to take off, since more and consume slightly less will walk; not bad give the driver the possibility, the problem is that his rival, without pressing any button does better. Motor Ibiza strip from low turns safely and stretches all the way to its full torque being better, faster and saver than the Clio. The latter suffers from a delay in entry turbo 80 (also 8 percent less displacement which causes to 2,500 rpm the torque is low, always forcing go a gear less than the Ibiza) . Once the barrier 2,500 rpm, walks with enough slack to move normally. To all this, the Seat vibrates and sounds less, which If you give importance to the engine, better opt for Seat which together is more complete, faster and spend less.

Comparison Renault Clio and Seat Ibiza

The dynamic behavior of the two is good. Are handled with ease, they are parked easily and offer some comfort suspension. Road defend well, with two pleasant and safe cars. Although rear drums, the Clio does not raise braking is more, in testing the Technical Center even better data records his rival; in the end are cars that are lightweight and do not require much braking power, particularly if they are equipped with the "big" tires of our test units. Hard drive controls will be forced to work and correct stability of the rear axle movements correctly and safety. They are cars that are sporty driving demands, but could bring more power and assume no problem. The Clio always more compelling use change and Seat has a linear motor so that if you're not careful going in third everywhere.

Habitability of both is already known, since it takes time on the market without changing their space. There are a few centimeters more space back in Ibiza, although the rear seatback is more upright. Here I like the Clio, with a more comfortable and less hard seats. The Ibiza offers in all places a harder padding, especially in the lumbar area, at least with my back is not comfortable; this better than everyone check it. The two have a good boot, given the size of car. The Ibiza has 20 more liters, which are located mainly in its greatest depth, and that carries spare wheel on the inside. The Clio carries out under the trunk floor, bringing to a puncture must carry less weight, but will be dirtier, the two solutions are good.

Comparison Renault Clio and Seat Ibiza

They have a base price of around 13,600 euros, which is not bad given its size and performance. In both cases between a base version and a super equipped there are about 3,000 euros difference, plus extras that everyone needed, there is almost everything in the two brands, especially in Ibiza. If you choose the basic version of Clio, comes with finishing Limited (The photo is Dynamique), which should only put the spare wheel (82 €) that includes up the browser. Ibiza is the worst equipped as standard, thus equal equipment at the end price will always be higher (between 1,000 and 2,000 euros), although basic versions of both cars costing almost the same. If the final purchase difference is about 1,000 euros, compensates pay for the best engine of the Seat. From this economic barrier and it is to think about it.

Our measurements (data Technical Center Highway):

Renault ClioSeat Ibiza
0-50 km / h4.54 s3.86 s
0-100 km / h12.86 s10.86 s
0-120 km / h18,2 s15,5 s
0-400 m28,5 s22,7 s
0-1000 m34.6 s32.7 s
20 to 30 km / h in 2nd1.2 s1.1 s
20 to 50 km / h in 2nd4 s3.7 s
80 to 120 km / h in 4th12,6 s10.88 s
80 to 120 km / h in 5th21,4 s15,4 s
50-0 km / h9,4 m9,3 m
140-0 km / h71.2 m75.1 m
Power and torque
Power92.4 hp at 5,740 rpm (75.3 hp at 6,054 rpm in ECO mode)100.7 hp at 5,580 rpm
Pair14.4 mkg at 2960 rpm (10.2 mkg to 4,527 rpm)18.2 mkg at 1765 rpm
Urban6.5 l / 100 km6.2 l / 100 km
Highway5,5 l / 100 km5,2 l / 100 km
Medium5,9 l / 100 km5,6 l / 100 km
average autonomy762 km799 km
Porter and Weight
trunk capacity330 liters350 liters
Weight1,167 kg1,140 kg

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