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2008. - 2010. Production 2007. - 2010.
D - Large family car Vehicle class D - Large family car
wagon, 5 door Body style wagon, 5 door
Front Wheel drive Front
Safety
Dimensons & Volumes
4829 mm
Length 4801 mm
1860 mm
Width 1811 mm
1483 mm
Height 1445 mm
505 liters
Boot (min) 508 liters
1462 liters
Boot (max) 1593 liters
71 liters
Fuel tank 66 liters
Engine
Peugeot / Ford
2.0 DW10 BTED4 / RHR
Renault / Nissan
2.0 dCi M9R 130
Diesel Fuel Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo Aspiration Turbo
1997 cc
Displacement 1995 cc
136 hp
Power 130 hp
320 Nm
Torque 320 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - 6 gears
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1630 kg
Vehicle weight 1476 kg
12.1 s
Acc. 0-100 10.8 s
200 km/h
Top speed 200 km/h
7.6 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 7.8 l/100km
4.9 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 5.3 l/100km
5.9 l/100km
Cons. (average) 6.1 l/100km
155 g/km
CO2 emissions 160 g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
automatic - 6 gears
1670 kg
Vehicle weight kg
13.3 s
Acc. 0-100 s
198 km/h
Top speed km/h
10.0 l/100km
Cons. (urban) l/100km
5.6 l/100km
Cons. (highway) l/100km
7.2 l/100km
Cons. (average) l/100km
191 g/km
CO2 emissions g/km
Expenses
5999 EUR
Price from 4600 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 5-door wagon 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 136hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 130hp engine designed by Renault.

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, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? Furthermore, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, Citroen C5 offers a considerable difference of 10% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Renault does have a slight advantage, all the models observed together. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Citroen, as well as Renault, with the same average rating of 4.2 out of 5. Independent research findings rank C5 41% below average, and Laguna 52% above the first one. Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as Citroen C5 rank it on average as 4.4, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Renault 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 200 kilometers per hour, exactly the same as the other car does. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (47 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Renault 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 significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. From there things take a different direction, with Renault being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. 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. 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. 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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