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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
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
Ford / Peugeot
2.7 AJD-V6 HP
FIAT / General Motors
2.0 mJet 195
Diesel Fuel Diesel
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo Aspiration Bi-Turbo
2720 cc
Displacement 1956 cc
208 hp
Power 195 hp
440 Nm
Torque 400 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - gears
manual gearbox - 6 gears
Vehicle weight kg
Acc. 0-100 8.9 s
Top speed 225 km/h
Cons. (urban) 6.4 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 4.3 l/100km
Cons. (average) 5.1 l/100km
CO2 emissions 134 g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
automatic - 6 gears
automatic - 6 gears
1777 kg
Vehicle weight kg
9.9 s
Acc. 0-100 9.0 s
222 km/h
Top speed 224 km/h
11.9 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 8.0 l/100km
6.5 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 4.8 l/100km
8.5 l/100km
Cons. (average) 6.0 l/100km
225 g/km
CO2 emissions 158 g/km
5999 EUR
Price from 6999 EUR
Virtual Adviser's™ opinion


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.


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?


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, all the models observed together. 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. 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!


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. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser™, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.
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