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2008. - 2010. Production 2008. - 2013.
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 4908 mm
1860 mm
Width 1858 mm
1483 mm
Height 1520 mm
505 liters
Boot (min) 540 liters
1462 liters
Boot (max) 1530 liters
71 liters
Fuel tank 70 liters
Engine
Peugeot / Ford
2.0 DW10 C
FIAT / General Motors
2.0 mJet 160
Diesel Fuel Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo Aspiration Turbo
1997 cc
Displacement 1956 cc
163 hp
Power 160 hp
340 Nm
Torque 350 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - 6 gears
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1570 kg
Vehicle weight 1610 kg
10.3 s
Acc. 0-100 9.9 s
210 km/h
Top speed 212 km/h
7.1 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 7.9 l/100km
4.9 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 4.9 l/100km
5.7 l/100km
Cons. (average) 6.0 l/100km
149 g/km
CO2 emissions 159 g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
automatic - 6 gears
automatic - 6 gears
1617 kg
Vehicle weight 1840 kg
11.2 s
Acc. 0-100 10.8 s
210 km/h
Top speed 208 km/h
9.0 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 8.8 l/100km
5.7 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 5.3 l/100km
6.9 l/100km
Cons. (average) 6.6 l/100km
179 g/km
CO2 emissions 175 g/km
Expenses
5999 EUR
Price from 6999 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 163hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 160hp engine designed by FIAT.

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. 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. 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 3% 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, at least on all of the models level. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Citroen, as well as Opel, with the same average rating of 4.2 out of 5. The same official information place 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 4.8, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.7 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Opel is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.4 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 212 kilometers per hour, 2km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 5.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (48 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Opel 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, the German car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Opel offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. 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 Opel. 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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