2005 Citroen C5 vs. 2006 Nissan 350Z

To start off, 2006 Nissan 350Z is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Citroen C5. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Citroen C5 would be higher. At 3,498 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Nissan 350Z is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Nissan 350Z (276 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 162 more horse power than 2005 Citroen C5. (114 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Nissan 350Z should accelerate faster than 2005 Citroen C5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Nissan 350Z weights approximately 39 kg more than 2005 Citroen C5. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 Nissan 350Z is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2006 Nissan 350Z. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Citroen C5, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2006 Nissan 350Z (364 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 204 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Citroen C5. (160 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2006 Nissan 350Z will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Citroen C5.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Citroen C5 2006 Nissan 350Z
Make Citroen Nissan
Model C5 350Z
Year Released 2005 2006
Body Type Station Wagon Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1761 cc 3498 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 276 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 160 Nm 364 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83.1 mm 95.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81 mm 81.4 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Acceleration 0-100mph 13.3 seconds 5.9 seconds
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1491 kg 1530 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 4320 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1560 mm 1320 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8 L/100km 11.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L 80 L