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Car #1
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 / Citroen
2.0 EW10 A 2
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1997 cc
143 hp
200 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Opel / General Motors
2.0 A20NHT
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1998 cc
220 hp
350 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1496 kg
10.7 s
210 km/h
12.0 l/100km
6.3 l/100km
8.4 l/100km
198 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
7.6 s
242 km/h
12.1 l/100km
6.2 l/100km
8.4 l/100km
197 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 4 gears
1558 kg
12.8 s
205 km/h
12.7 l/100km
6.7 l/100km
8.9 l/100km
212 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1555 kg
7.8 s
240 km/h
12.8 l/100km
6.3 l/100km
8.7 l/100km
204 g/km

Expenses

5999 EUR
196 - 241 EUR
Price from
Tax
6999 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 petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Peugeot-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 143hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 220hp engine designed by Opel.

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. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. 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, the German 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 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. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the French car rank it on average as 4.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 5.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Opel is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 3.1 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 242 kilometers per hour, 32km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 8.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (34 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Opel 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, the German car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Opel outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. Fuel consumption is more or less the same. All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Opel. 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. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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