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2010. - 2014.
D - Large family car
sedan, 4 door
front
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Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2010. - 2017.
D - Large family car
sedan, 4 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

4792 mm
1853 mm
1456 mm
515 liters
996 liters
72 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4779 mm
1860 mm
1451 mm
439 liters
439 liters
71 liters
2010 Peugeot 508
2010 Citroen C5

Engine

Peugeot / Ford
2.0 DW10 FD
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1997 cc
150 hp
340 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Peugeot / Ford
2.0 DW10 C
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1997 cc
163 hp
340 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1475 kg
8.6 s
226 km/h
4.9 l/100km
3.7 l/100km
4.1 l/100km
105 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1515 kg
9.9 s
210 km/h
6.4 l/100km
4.1 l/100km
4.9 l/100km
129 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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Expenses

4800 EUR
Price from
3800 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 4-door sedan body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. Both the engines are Peugeot-engineered . The first one has a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 150hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 163hp one.

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. 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, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, Citroen C5 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 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 Peugeot with an average rating of 4.3, and models under the Citroen badge with 4.1 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed 508 as average reliability-wise, and C5 is more or less at the same level.We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as 508 rank it on average as 4.6, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.7 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Peugeot 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 226 kilometers per hour, 16km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be 508, averaging around 4.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (69 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 20% 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 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 Peugeot. 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. 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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