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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
Ford / Peugeot
2.7 AJD-V6 HP
Ford / Peugeot
2.7 AJD-V6
Diesel Fuel Diesel
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo Aspiration Turbo
2720 cc
Displacement 2720 cc
208 hp
Power 204 hp
440 Nm
Torque 450 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - gears
manual gearbox - gears
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
Performance (automatic gearbox)
automatic - 6 gears
automatic - 6 gears
1741 kg
Vehicle weight 1635 kg
9.6 s
Acc. 0-100 8.5 s
224 km/h
Top speed 230 km/h
11.8 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 11.7 l/100km
6.4 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 6.5 l/100km
8.4 l/100km
Cons. (average) 8.4 l/100km
223 g/km
CO2 emissions 223 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. 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. Both the engines are Ford-engineered . The first one has a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 208hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 204hp one.

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. 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. Furthermore, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, Citroen C5 offers a marginal difference of 6% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Peugeot does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. That's the official data, 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. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as Citroen C5 rank it on average as 5.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Peugeot is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.1 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 230 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 8.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (34 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Peugeot 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, Citroen C5 offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Peugeot being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. Fuel consumption is more or less the same. No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Peugeot. 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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