Renault 19 16S VS Citroen ZX 1.9i Volcane

In this rivalry, we compare two C-Segment hot hatches from France, coming from the early 90s – the  Renault 19 16S and the Citroen ZX 1.9i Volcane. Those yougtimers were known for their great handling and performance, featuring naturally aspirated engines, uprated brakes and sporty suspension settings. Visually, both of the cars had deeper, body-coloured bumpers with red accents, larger rims and small interior touches to distinguish them from the rest of the range.

So lets start with a design battle before we move on to their specifications.





ModelRenault 19 16SCitroen ZX 1.9i Volcane
Engine Displacement1764 cm31905 cm3
InductionNaturally AspiratedNaturally Aspirated
Fuel SystemMultipoint InjectionMultipoint Injection
Power (hp)138130
Power (kw)10396
Power (@rpm)@6500 rpm@6000 rpm
Torque (Nm)164161
Torque (@rpm)@4250 rpm@3250 rpm
0-100km/h7,9 sec9,0 sec
Top Speed (km/h)215 km/h205 km/h
Top Speed (mph)134 mph127 mph
Consumption (lt/100km)8,68,0
CO2 (g/km)195 g/km
Gearbox5 MT5 MT
Weight1050 kg1155 kg
Length4224 mm4085 mm
Width1676 mm1707 mm
Height1415 mm1386 mm
Wheelbase2550 mm2540 mm
Front Track1420 mm1422 mm
Rear Track1420 mm1415 mm
Boot Space385323
Tire Size195/50 R15185/60 R14
Front Brakes259 mm Ventilated Discs247 mm Ventilated Discs
Rear Brakes238 mm Discs247 mm Discs

So which one do you prefer;

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