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2008. - 2010. Production 2008. - 2013.
D - Large family car Vehicle class D - Large family car
sedan, 4 door Body style sedan, 4 door
Front Wheel drive Front
Dimensons & Volumes
4779 mm
Length 4830 mm
1860 mm
Width 1858 mm
1458 mm
Height 1498 mm
439 liters
Boot (min) 500 liters
439 liters
Boot (max) 1010 liters
71 liters
Fuel tank 70 liters
Peugeot / Citroen
2.0 EW10 A 2
Opel / General Motors
2.0 A20NHT
Petrol Fuel Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Naturally Aspir. Aspiration Turbo
1997 cc
Displacement 1998 cc
143 hp
Power 220 hp
200 Nm
Torque 350 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - 5 gears
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1496 kg
Vehicle weight 1513 kg
10.7 s
Acc. 0-100 7.6 s
210 km/h
Top speed 242 km/h
12.0 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 12.1 l/100km
6.3 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 6.2 l/100km
8.4 l/100km
Cons. (average) 8.4 l/100km
198 g/km
CO2 emissions 197 g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
automatic - 4 gears
automatic - 6 gears
1558 kg
Vehicle weight 1555 kg
12.8 s
Acc. 0-100 7.8 s
205 km/h
Top speed 240 km/h
12.7 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 12.8 l/100km
6.7 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 6.3 l/100km
8.9 l/100km
Cons. (average) 8.7 l/100km
212 g/km
CO2 emissions 204 g/km
5999 EUR
Price from 6999 EUR
Virtual Adviser's™ opinion


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.


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, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the German car offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.


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, when all the models are taken into account. 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. Independent research findings rank 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 4.0, 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.


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. 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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