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2008. - 2010. Production 2008. - 2010.
D - Large family car Vehicle class D - Large family car
sedan, 4 door Body style sedan, 4 door
Front Wheel drive Front
Safety
Dimensons & Volumes
4779 mm
Length 4691 mm
1860 mm
Width 1811 mm
1458 mm
Height 1447 mm
439 liters
Boot (min) 407 liters
439 liters
Boot (max) 407 liters
71 liters
Fuel tank 66 liters
Engine
Peugeot / Ford
2.0 DW10 BTED4 / RHR
Peugeot / Ford
2.0 DW10 BTED4 / RHR
Diesel Fuel Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo Aspiration Turbo
1997 cc
Displacement 1997 cc
136 hp
Power 136 hp
320 Nm
Torque 320 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - 6 gears
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1583 kg
Vehicle weight 1480 kg
11.6 s
Acc. 0-100 9.8 s
204 km/h
Top speed 208 km/h
7.5 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 7.5 l/100km
4.8 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 4.7 l/100km
5.8 l/100km
Cons. (average) 5.7 l/100km
153 g/km
CO2 emissions 150 g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
automatic - 6 gears
automatic - 6 gears
1633 kg
Vehicle weight 1536 kg
12.8 s
Acc. 0-100 10.7 s
201 km/h
Top speed 205 km/h
9.9 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 10.0 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 5.5 l/100km
7.1 l/100km
Cons. (average) 7.1 l/100km
189 g/km
CO2 emissions 189 g/km
Expenses
5999 EUR
Price from 5150 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. Not only that they both belong to the large family car segment and utilize the same 4-door sedan body style, they are even powered by the same Peugeot-developed diesel engine! There is not much there to point us towards one vehicle or the other. Or is it?

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), 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 large family car segment, which is generally a good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. Furthermore, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, Citroen C5 offers a marginal difference of 7% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Peugeot does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Citroen with an average rating of 4.2, and models under the Peugeot badge with 4.3 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed C5 41% below average, and 407 22% above the first one. Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as these two vehicles rank it on average as 4.4 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Peugeot is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.8 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 208 kilometers per hour, 4km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 5.8 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (49 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Peugeot is apparently more reliable, not too much, but just enough. 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, Citroen C5 offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Peugeot being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! It's not difficult to say then that if I'd need to make a choice, it would definitely be the Peugeot. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser™, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.


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