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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
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2015. -
C - Small family car
hatchback, 5 door
Front
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Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2015. -
C - Small family car
hatchback, 5 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

4329 mm
1789 mm
1489 mm
408 liters
1183 liters
60 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4369 mm
1808 mm
1486 mm
371 liters
1210 liters
48 liters

Engine

Peugeot / Ford
1.6 DV6 C3
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1560 cc
120 hp
300 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
General Motors / FIAT
1.6 B16DTU
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1598 cc
110 hp
300 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1255 kg
10.6 s
197 km/h
4.1 l/100km
3.3 l/100km
3.6 l/100km
93 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1350 kg
11.0 s
195 km/h
4.2 l/100km
3.3 l/100km
3.7 l/100km
97 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1265 kg
11.2 s
190 km/h
4.2 l/100km
3.5 l/100km
3.8 l/100km
97 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
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s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Expenses

8200 EUR
187 - 219 EUR
Price from
Tax
9500 EUR
166 - 194 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 diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Peugeot-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 120hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 110hp engine designed by General Motors.

Safety

The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the small family car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the German car offers a marginal difference of 8% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, all the models observed together. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Citroen, as well as Opel, with the same average rating of 4.2 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed C4 as average reliability-wise, and Astra is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the French car rank it on average as 3.9, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.3 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Citroen is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.4 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 197 kilometers per hour, 2km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 3.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (77 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Opel 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 German car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Citroen offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Citroen. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. 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, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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