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2005 Citroen Picasso vs. 2006 Opel Signum

To start off, 2006 Opel Signum is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Citroen Picasso. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Citroen Picasso would be higher. At 2,958 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Opel Signum is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Opel Signum (175 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 41 more horse power than 2005 Citroen Picasso. (134 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Opel Signum should accelerate faster than 2005 Citroen Picasso. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Opel Signum weights approximately 340 kg more than 2005 Citroen Picasso. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 Opel Signum (370 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 165 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Citroen Picasso. (205 Nm @ 4100 RPM). This means 2006 Opel Signum will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Citroen Picasso.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Citroen Picasso 2006 Opel Signum
Make Citroen Opel
Model Picasso Signum
Year Released 2005 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1997 cc 2958 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 134 HP 175 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 205 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 4100 RPM 1900 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1330 kg 1670 kg
Vehicle Length 4280 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1640 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2840 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 60 L


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