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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 C
Peugeot / Ford
2.0 DW10 C
Diesel Fuel Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo Aspiration Turbo
1997 cc
Displacement 1997 cc
163 hp
Power 163 hp
340 Nm
Torque 340 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - 6 gears
manual gearbox - gears
1538 kg
Vehicle weight kg
10.0 s
Acc. 0-100 s
210 km/h
Top speed km/h
7.0 l/100km
Cons. (urban) l/100km
4.8 l/100km
Cons. (highway) l/100km
5.6 l/100km
Cons. (average) l/100km
147 g/km
CO2 emissions g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
automatic - 6 gears
automatic - 6 gears
1584 kg
Vehicle weight 1553 kg
10.8 s
Acc. 0-100 10.7 s
210 km/h
Top speed 205 km/h
8.9 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 9.0 l/100km
5.6 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 5.7 l/100km
6.8 l/100km
Cons. (average) 6.8 l/100km
179 g/km
CO2 emissions 179 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

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. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. 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. On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, 407 offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Peugeot does have a slight advantage, at least on all of the models level. 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. Independent research findings rank C5 41% below average, and 407 22% above the first one. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as these two vehicles rank it on average as 4.8 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Citroen is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.7 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 210 kilometers per hour, 5km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be Citroen C5, averaging around 5.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (50 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 21% difference compared to 407.

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, 407 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! I believe that, when we take all into account, we have only one winner here - the 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™, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.
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