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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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

Dimensons & Volumes

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

Engine

FIAT / General Motors
2.0 mJet 195
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Bi-Turbo
1956 cc
195 hp
400 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
kg
8.9 s
225 km/h
6.4 l/100km
4.3 l/100km
5.1 l/100km
134 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1570 kg
10.3 s
210 km/h
7.1 l/100km
4.9 l/100km
5.7 l/100km
149 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

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
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1617 kg
11.2 s
210 km/h
9.0 l/100km
5.7 l/100km
6.9 l/100km
179 g/km

Expenses

5600 EUR
222 - 280 EUR
Price from
Tax
4900 EUR
222 - 271 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 FIAT-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 195hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 163hp engine designed by Peugeot.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), 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, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, when all the models are taken into account. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Opel, as well as Citroen, with the same average rating of 4.2 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Insignia 16% below average, and C5 25% below the first one. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the German car rank it on average as 5.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.5 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Opel is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.4 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 225 kilometers per hour, 15km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the German car, averaging around 5.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (55 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 12% difference compared to the French car.

Verdict

Opel is apparently more reliable, not too much, but just enough. 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. 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. 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 thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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