The fuel economy is considerably to Peugeot 208's advantage. This vehicle uses 20 percent fewer gasoline in the mixed cycle than the Fiat Punto 2012 Hatchback 3d. It is also worth to know that average fuel consumption in the mixed cycle for the small cars class, in which the Peugeot is classified, is 6 liters while the Peugeot 208 burns up by 28 % less fuel than the average.
The Peugeot 208 Hatchback 5d burns 2.1 l fewer fuel in urban cycle than the Fiat Punto 2012. The difference at the level of 29 % is quite significant in using vehicle. Additionally, during many months it will bring real and noticeable cost savings. Moreover bear in mind that medium results of the average fuel consumption might be considerably lifted if you drive swiftly. The difference in fuel economy of the cars compared by you is so colossal that you should consider to choose vehicles with engines of similar power and similar dimensions. Only then will the comparision have a sense.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A small difference in the amount of 0.4 s indicates that the Fiat is the worst car of these two compared. In the „subcompact class, being represented by the Fiat Punto 2012 Hatchback 3d, the average acceleration is 12.9 s and is by 12 % higher than this of Fiat vehicle.
The trunk of the Peugeot 208 is only 35 l bigger than the Fiat. However, the difference is so little that it would be fair to say that both cars have more of less the same boot size.
The top speed possible to be reached by the Peugeot 208 Hatchback 5d 1.0 VTI 68HP manual is higher in comparison to this of the Fiat which allows to travel the same distance on the highway faster. The difference that amounts to 7 km/h is small and is not realy noticable in daily use.
Maximal torque RPM
The rotational speed where the highest torque is reached shows us how fast an engine reaches its best output with growth in rmp. The lower rotational speed or the longer range at which the torque is the greatest, the more the engine is flexible and a sensation of acceleration is felt earlier.
The width of the vehicle influences directly on passanger's inner room and driving stability. The Peugeot 208 is 3 percent wider than the Fiat Punto 2012. It is clearly felt by those sitting in front, who have more room for their elbows.
In the category of fuel tank capacity it is the Peugeot 208 Hatchback 5d which can contain 16 % more fuel in comparison to the Fiat Punto 2012 Hatchback 3d 1.2 8v 69HP manual. The average fuel tank size in the B segment, from which the Peugeot 208 Hatchback 5d 1.0 VTI 68HP manual comes from, amounts to 44 l, whereas in supermini class (represented by the Fiat) it equals 44 l.
Peugeot 208 has 21 millimeters longer wheelbase in comparison to the Fiat Punto 2012. A longer wheelbase provides more stable and comfortable ride, especially when driving fast. It also provides more storage space. But, cars with a longer wheelbase will not be as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.
Number of doors
It seems to be quite obvious that the five-door Peugeot 208 Hatchback 5d 1.0 VTI 68HP manual is more convenient and if you frequently drive with more than one people then you should not have any doubts which one to choose. The biggest advantage of a five-door car is that it’s not only easier for passengers to climb into the rear seats but it’s as well easier to place luggage and cargo into the vehicle when the rear seats are folded down. However, three-door cars like the Fiat Punto 2012 Hatchback 3d very often look more dynamic and sporty and for those who don’t often have more than one passengers in the car the Fiat Punto 2012 might be more appropriate, the more so for being a little bit cheaper than the same model with more doors.