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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2008. - 2010.
D - Large family car
sedan, 4 door
Front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2008. - 2013.
D - Large family car
sedan, 4 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

4779 mm
1860 mm
1458 mm
439 liters
439 liters
71 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4830 mm
1858 mm
1498 mm
500 liters
1010 liters
70 liters

Engine

Peugeot / Ford
2.0 DW10 C
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1997 cc
163 hp
340 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
FIAT / General Motors
2.0 mJet 160
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1956 cc
160 hp
350 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1538 kg
10.0 s
210 km/h
7.0 l/100km
4.8 l/100km
5.6 l/100km
147 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1513 kg
9.5 s
218 km/h
7.6 l/100km
4.8 l/100km
5.8 l/100km
154 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1584 kg
10.8 s
210 km/h
8.9 l/100km
5.6 l/100km
6.8 l/100km
179 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1555 kg
9.6 s
215 km/h
7.9 l/100km
4.3 l/100km
5.7 l/100km
149 g/km

Expenses

4900 EUR
222 - 271 EUR
Price from
Tax
5600 EUR
222 - 280 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 large family car segment and utilize the same 4-door sedan 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, 16-valves 163hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 160hp engine designed by FIAT.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), 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 it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the French car offers a marginal difference of 2% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, all the models observed together. These are the results of an independent reasearch, 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 C5 41% below average, and Insignia 25% above the first one. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the French car rank it on average as 4.5, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.8 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Opel is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.5 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 218 kilometers per hour, 8km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 5.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (50 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 French car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Opel offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Citroen. 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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