The horsepower is a this thing that most of car fans look at first when buying a car. In this case it is the Volvo V50 1.6 D2 115HP manual that has by 40 more horsepower than the Renault Thalia II. Consequently the Volvo V50 is able to achieve higher top speed. Thanks to more horsepower the Volvo V50 will also provide more flexiblility in specific speeds.
The fuel economy is considerably to Volvo's advantage. This automobile uses 31 percent less diesel in the combined cycle compared to the Renault Thalia II. Keep in mind that average fuel consumption in the combined cycle for the lower middle segment, in which the Volvo V50 1.6 D2 115HP manual is classified, is 6.8 l while the Volvo needs by 38 % less fuel than the average.
When you push the gas pedal and you start accelerating quickly, that’s torque you’re feeling. And you will feel it better driving the Volvo V50 as it has 157 % more torque in relation to the Renault Thalia II 1.2 16v 75HP manual. Presented cars differ so much that only riding the Volvo V50 you will have a pleasurable feeling of getting pinned back in the seat when the car begins to accelerate.
The Volvo V50 burns 33 percent fewer fuel in city traffic than the Renault Thalia II. The difference at the level of 2.5 l will be quite significant in daily using vehicle. Additionally, within years it will give huge savings. Moreover you shoule take int consideration that presented results of the average fuel efficiency may be considerably raised if you ride swiftly. The difference in fuel consumption of the vehicles compared by you is so huge that you should consider to choose vehicles with similar engines. Only then will the comparision have a sense.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
The Volvo accelerates from 0 to 100 Km/h in 11.5 s, which is 12 percent quicker when compared to the Renault Thalia II. But the difference is not as much significant to be taken into account when buying a automobile.
The maximum speed of the Volvo V50 1.6 D2 115HP manual is greater in comparison to this of the Renault which allows to cover the same distance on the highway faster. The difference that amounts to 28 km/h is little and is imperceptible in daily use.
Maximal torque RPM
Such a huge difference stems from the fact that both compared vehicles are equipped with different engines. The Volvo V50 has the diesel engine and the Renault has the petrol engine. Taking into consideration different types of engines, comparing this characteristic is pointless.
In the aspect of fuel tank size it is the Volvo that can contain 9 l more fuel in relation to the Renault Thalia II 1.2 16v 75HP manual. The average fuel container capacity in the compact class, from which the Volvo V50 comes from, is 52 liters, whereas in C segment (represented by the Renault Thalia II 1.2 16v 75HP manual) it amounts to 52 l.
The Volvo V50 has 7 percent longer wheelbase than Renault. Therefore the Volvo V50 is more safe and has a better stability. What is more, longer wheelbase influences on convenient and more comfortable traveling.
Number of gears
The Volvo has by 4 speed transmissions more in comparison to the Renault. This quite big difference provides a driver of the Volvo V50 1.6 D2 115HP manual much more smoother as well as fuel economical traveling.
The engine size of the Volvo V50 1.6 D2 115HP manual is by 411 cc larger in comparison to the Renault Thalia II 1.2 16v 75HP manual. As a result the Renault Thalia II will be more fuel efficient, but, the engine of the Volvo will be of better performance, running more smoothly and less prone to breaking down.
The Volvo V50 1.6 D2 115HP manual is 265 mm longer than the Renault. Long cars more of passenger space and usually have bigger trunk. Although the Volvo V50 1.6 D2 115HP manual seems to be better option for families or those who appreciate convenient driving, the Renault Thalia II 1.2 16v 75HP manual may appeal to city drivers as it will not cause problems with parking and will be more maneuverable.
Number of doors
A five-door car usually means a hatchback (however estate cars also count as 5-door cars) and for that reason the Volvo V50, which whole rear including the window lifts up and the rear seats folds flat giving more space for cargo, has the edge on the 4-door Renault Thalia II which in turn has a smaller trunk cut off from the passenger compartment.
If you are a tall driver or you carry in the trunk stuffs of big size, the Volvo V50 1.6 D2 115HP manual, which is by 1 % higher than the Renault, is appropriate option for you. However, compared cars do not differ much when it comes to its height and it should not be much noticeable.