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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2008. - 2010.
D - Large family car
wagon, 5 door
Front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2008. - 2013.
D - Large family car
wagon, 5 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

4829 mm
1860 mm
1483 mm
505 liters
1462 liters
71 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4908 mm
1858 mm
1520 mm
540 liters
1530 liters
70 liters

Engine

Ford / Peugeot
2.7 AJD-V6 HP
Diesel
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2720 cc
208 hp
440 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
FIAT / General Motors
2.0 mJet 195
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Bi-Turbo
1956 cc
195 hp
400 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
kg
8.9 s
225 km/h
6.4 l/100km
4.3 l/100km
5.1 l/100km
134 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1777 kg
9.9 s
222 km/h
11.9 l/100km
6.5 l/100km
8.5 l/100km
225 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
kg
9.0 s
224 km/h
8.0 l/100km
4.8 l/100km
6.0 l/100km
158 g/km

Expenses

5999 EUR
694 - 862 EUR
Price from
Tax
6999 EUR
222 - 280 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 Ford-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 208hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 195hp engine designed by FIAT.

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, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it?

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem 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. Some independent research have also placed C5 41% below average, and Insignia 25% above the first one. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the French car rank it on average as 5.0 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Opel is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 225 kilometers per hour, 3km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy an obvious choice would be the German car, averaging around 5.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (55 mpg), in combined cycle. That's 67% difference compared to the French car!

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 this case though, it seems that both cars show similar levels of passenger protection all together, so that won't break a tie. But one thing that actually could is the performance, with Opel being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but 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. 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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