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2006 Renault Clio vs. 2002 Renault Megane

To start off, 2006 Renault Clio is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Renault Megane. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Renault Megane would be higher. At 1,461 cc (4 cylinders), 2002 Renault Megane is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Renault Megane (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 3 more horse power than 2006 Renault Clio. (97 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Renault Megane should accelerate faster than 2006 Renault Clio. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Renault Megane weights approximately 190 kg more than 2006 Renault Clio. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2002 Renault Megane (128 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 1 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Renault Clio. (127 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 2002 Renault Megane will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Renault Clio.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Renault Clio 2002 Renault Megane
Make Renault Renault
Model Clio Megane
Year Released 2006 2002
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1390 cc 1461 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 97 HP 100 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 127 Nm 128 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 3750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1030 kg 1220 kg
Vehicle Length 3780 mm 4220 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2690 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 50 L


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