Ford Fiesta 2002 vs Renault Clio 2003

Ford Fiesta
2002 - 2005
Renault Clio
2003 - 2005
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 1.4 Petrol1.4 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming belt


Power: 80 HP98 HP
Torque: 124 NM127 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 13.2 seconds12.9 seconds
Renault Clio is a more dynamic driving.
Ford Fiesta engine produces 18 HP less power than Renault Clio, whereas torque is 3 NM less than Renault Clio. Due to the lower power, Ford Fiesta reaches 100 km/h speed 0.3 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 6.47.3
Real fuel consumption: 6.7 l/100km8.2 l/100km
The Ford Fiesta is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Ford Fiesta consumes 0.9 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Renault Clio, which means that by driving the Ford Fiesta over 15,000 km in a year you can save 135 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Ford Fiesta consumes 1.5 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Renault Clio.
Fuel tank capacity: 45 litres50 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 700 km in combined cycle680 km in combined cycle
880 km on highway860 km on highway
670 km with real consumption600 km with real consumption


Engine production duration: 6 years13 years
Engine spread: Used also on Ford FocusInstalled on at least 3 other car models, including Renault Scenic, Renault Megane, Renault Modus
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Renault Clio might be a better choice in this respect.
Hydraulic tappets: noyes
The Renault Clio engine has hydraulic tappets (lifters), providing quieter operation and no need for periodic adjustment, but they are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in case of failure.


Length: 3.92 m3.81 m
Width: 1.68 m1.64 m
Height: 1.46 m1.42 m
Ford Fiesta is larger.
Ford Fiesta is 11 cm longer than the Renault Clio, 4 cm wider, while the height of Ford Fiesta is 4 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 284 litres255 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
947 litres1035 litres
Ford Fiesta has 29 litres more trunk space than the Renault Clio. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Renault Clio (by 88 litres).
Turning diameter: 9.8 meters10.3 meters
The turning circle of the Ford Fiesta is 0.5 metres less than that of the Renault Clio, which means Ford Fiesta can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`530no data
Safety: no data
above average

above average
Ford Fiesta has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Renault Clio has serious deffects in 20 percent more cases than Ford Fiesta, so Ford Fiesta quality is probably better
Average price (€): 10001000
Rating in user reviews: 7.5/10 5.0/10
Pros and Cons: Ford Fiesta has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • roomier boot
  • better manoeuvrability
  • fewer faults
  • higher ratings in user reviews
Renault Clio has
  • more power
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