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Model
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2014. - 2018.
D - Large family car
sedan, 4 door
front
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Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2013. - 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
4842 mm
1858 mm
1484 mm
500 liters
1015 liters
70 liters
2014 Peugeot 508
2013 Opel Insignia

Engine

Peugeot / BMW
1.6 Prince EP6CDTM
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1598 cc
165 hp
240 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Opel / General Motors
1.6 A16XHT
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1598 cc
170 hp
260 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1375 kg
8.6 s
210 km/h
7.5 l/100km
4.5 l/100km
5.6 l/100km
129 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1471 kg
9.2 s
220 km/h
7.5 l/100km
5.0 l/100km
5.9 l/100km
139 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1385 kg
8.9 s
210 km/h
7.3 l/100km
4.6 l/100km
5.6 l/100km
130 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1513 kg
9.9 s
210 km/h
9.6 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
7.0 l/100km
164 g/km

Expenses

7800 EUR
Price from
6000 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 petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Peugeot-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 165hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 170hp engine designed by Opel.

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, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? 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 7% 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, when all the models are taken into account. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Peugeot with an average rating of 4.3, and models under the Opel badge with 4.2 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed 508 as average reliability-wise, and Insignia is more or less at the same level.We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the French car rank it on average as 4.8, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Peugeot is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.6 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 210 kilometers per hour, 10km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 5.8 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (49 mpg), in combined cycle.


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, the German car 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! It's not difficult to say then that if I'd need to make a choice, it would definitely be the Peugeot. 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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