When comparing Qwant vs Metager, the Slant community recommends Metager for most people. In the question“What are the best internet search engines?” Metager is ranked 3rd while Qwant is ranked 6th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Based in Europe
Stricter data privacy protections as compared to the US.
Pro Offers full (links, news, etc.) and light interface
Pro Respects privacy
Pro Includes searching for: Images, News, Videos, Shopping, Social
Pro Relevant results
Pro Modern and intuitive design
Pro Includes a time filter (past 24H, past week, past month)
Pro Allows to visit search results anonymously
Pro Open Source
Pro Tor network service
Gives access within Tor.
Pro Run by a non profit organisation dedicated to privacy and data protection
Pro Supports easy search in open-street-map
Locations can be shown on open-street-map.
Con Does not allow to limit search result to last year
Max. limit is past month.
It is slow. It loads like 5 images in 5 seconds whereas Searx and DuckDuckGo load almost everything in 5 seconds (10MB/s internet).
Con They signed a censorship agreement in 2019
Con Uses only Bing and Scopia results
The latter of which could be their own crawler.