Peugeot 206 2002 vs Toyota Corolla 2003

Peugeot 206
2002 - 2005
Toyota Corolla
2003 - 2004
Body: HatchbackSedan
The hatchback generally has more luggage space thanks to a larger trunk door opening and the ability to convert the rear of the passenger compartment into luggage space. Sedans tend to be quieter than hatchbacks, due to a more isolated rear area.
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.4 Diesel1.4 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming chain
Timing belt usually needs to be replaced more often than the chain, but it is usually significantly cheaper. Timing belt motors are generally quieter and less vibrating than chain motors.


Power: 68 HP97 HP
Torque: 150 NM130 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 13.1 seconds12 seconds
Toyota Corolla is a more dynamic driving.
Peugeot 206 engine produces 29 HP less power than Toyota Corolla, but torque is 20 NM more than Toyota Corolla. Due to the lower power, Peugeot 206 reaches 100 km/h speed 1.1 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.36.7
Real fuel consumption: 5.0 l/100km7.0 l/100km
The Peugeot 206 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Peugeot 206 consumes 2.4 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Toyota Corolla, which means that by driving the Peugeot 206 over 15,000 km in a year you can save 360 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Peugeot 206 consumes 2 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Toyota Corolla.
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1160 km in combined cycle820 km in combined cycle
1380 km on highway960 km on highway
1000 km with real consumption780 km with real consumption
Peugeot 206 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Average engine lifespan: 420'000 km280'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a Peugeot 206 engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 8 years10 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 4 other car models, including Citroen Xsara, Citroen C3, Citroen C2, Peugeot 1007Used also on Toyota Auris
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Peugeot 206 might be a better choice in this respect.
Hydraulic tappets: yesno
The Peugeot 206 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: 3.82 m4.38 m
Width: 1.65 m1.71 m
Height: 1.43 m1.47 m
Peugeot 206 is smaller.
Peugeot 206 is 56 cm shorter than the Toyota Corolla, 6 cm narrower, while the height of Peugeot 206 is 4 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 210 litres437 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
992 litresno data
Toyota Corolla has more luggage space.
Peugeot 206 has 227 litres less trunk space than the Toyota Corolla.
Turning diameter: 9.9 meters10.2 meters
The turning circle of the Peugeot 206 is 0.3 metres less than that of the Toyota Corolla.
Gross weight (kg): no data1`655
Safety: no datano data
below average

Toyota Corolla has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Peugeot 206 has serious deffects in 55 percent more cases than Toyota Corolla, so Toyota Corolla quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 10002200
Pros and Cons: Peugeot 206 has
  • timing belt engine
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • lower price
Toyota Corolla has
  • timing chain engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • roomier boot
  • fewer faults
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