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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 / Citroen
2.2 DW12 BTED4
Peugeot / Citroen
2.2 DW12 BTED4
Diesel Fuel Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Bi-Turbo Aspiration Bi-Turbo
2179 cc
Displacement 2179 cc
170 hp
Power 170 hp
370 Nm
Torque 370 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - 6 gears
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1704 kg
Vehicle weight 1525 kg
10.0 s
Acc. 0-100 8.7 s
219 km/h
Top speed 225 km/h
8.8 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 8.1 l/100km
5.2 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 5.0 l/100km
6.5 l/100km
Cons. (average) 6.1 l/100km
172 g/km
CO2 emissions 160 g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
kg
Vehicle weight kg
s
Acc. 0-100 s
km/h
Top speed km/h
l/100km
Cons. (urban) l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (highway) l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (average) l/100km
g/km
CO2 emissions 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

A starting point here would be to take a look at the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests which were performed on both of the cars, 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. Furthermore, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, Citroen C5 offers a considerable difference of 12% 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 official statistics, 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 4.5 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Peugeot is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.3 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 225 kilometers per hour, 6km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 6.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (45 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 significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. 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! I believe that, when we take all into account, we have only one winner here - the Peugeot. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. 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 more than 12.000 different ones in our database.
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