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2010. - 2017.
D - Large family car
wagon, 5 door
front
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Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2010. - 2014.
D - Large family car
wagon, 5 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

4829 mm
1860 mm
1493 mm
505 liters
1462 liters
71 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4813 mm
1853 mm
1476 mm
560 liters
1598 liters
72 liters
2010 Citroen C5 Tourer
2010 Peugeot 508 SW

Engine

Ford / Peugeot
3.0 AJD-V6
Diesel
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Bi-Turbo
2993 cc
241 hp
450 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Peugeot / Citroen
2.2 DW12 C
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2179 cc
200 hp
400 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

 
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l/100km
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Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
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CO2 emissions
 
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l/100km
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Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1738 kg
8.5 s
242 km/h
9.9 l/100km
5.7 l/100km
7.2 l/100km
189 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1635 kg
8.2 s
232 km/h
8.1 l/100km
4.4 l/100km
5.9 l/100km
154 g/km

Expenses

3800 EUR
Price from
4800 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 241hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 200hp engine designed by Peugeot.

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. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. 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 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, at least on all of the models level. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Citroen with an average rating of 4.1, and models under the Peugeot badge with 4.3 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed C5 as average reliability-wise, and 508 is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as Citroen C5 rank it on average as 3.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.9 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Peugeot is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.3 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 232 kilometers per hour, 10km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be 508, averaging around 5.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (48 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 22% difference compared to Citroen C5.


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 offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. 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 Peugeot. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. 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, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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