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2004. - 2008.
C - Small family car
hatchback, 5 door
front
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Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2005. - 2008.
C - Small family car
hatchback, 5 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

4270 mm
1769 mm
1460 mm
350 liters
350 liters
60 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4248 mm
1765 mm
1460 mm
485 liters
1352 liters
50 liters
2004 Citroen C4
2005 Honda Civic

Engine

Peugeot / Citroen
1.6 TU5 JP4
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1587 cc
109 hp
147 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1799 cc
140 hp
174 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1175 kg
11.9 s
194 km/h
9.5 l/100km
5.7 l/100km
7.1 l/100km
169 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1165 kg
8.9 s
205 km/h
8.2 l/100km
5.4 l/100km
6.4 l/100km
152 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 4 gears
1249 kg
14.6 s
188 km/h
10.6 l/100km
5.8 l/100km
7.6 l/100km
180 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1165 kg
10.4 s
205 km/h
8.3 l/100km
5.1 l/100km
6.3 l/100km
149 g/km

Expenses

1200 EUR
Price from
3200 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the small family car segment and utilize the same 5-door hatchback body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Peugeot-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 109hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 140hp engine designed by Honda.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the Citroen being a slightly better choice apparently. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the small family car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the French car offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Honda as a brand displays somewhat better results, all the models observed together. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Citroen with an average rating of 4.1, and models under the Honda badge with 4.7 out of 5. The same official information place C4 as average reliability-wise, and Civic is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the French car rank it on average as 3.9, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.8 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Honda is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 3 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 205 kilometers per hour, 11km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the Japanese car, averaging around 6.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (44 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 11% difference compared to the French car.


Verdict

Honda appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the French car offers much better overall protection, which launches it ahead of the other contender. From there things take a different direction, with Honda outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Honda. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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