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2008 Citroen C5 vs. 2007 Ford Galaxy

To start off, 2008 Citroen C5 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Ford Galaxy. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Ford Galaxy would be higher. At 2,179 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Citroen C5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Citroen C5 (168 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 79 more horse power than 2007 Ford Galaxy. (89 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Citroen C5 should accelerate faster than 2007 Ford Galaxy. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Ford Galaxy weights approximately 88 kg more than 2008 Citroen C5.

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, 2008 Citroen C5 (370 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 130 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Ford Galaxy. (240 Nm @ 1900 RPM). This means 2008 Citroen C5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Ford Galaxy.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Citroen C5 2007 Ford Galaxy
Make Citroen Ford
Model C5 Galaxy
Year Released 2008 2007
Body Type Sedan Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2179 cc 1894 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 168 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 370 Nm 240 Nm
Torque RPM 1500 RPM 1900 RPM
Engine Bore Size 85 mm 79.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 96 mm 95.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 17.6:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Top Speed 222 km/hour 164 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.8 seconds 17.2 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1651 kg 1739 kg
Vehicle Length 4750 mm 4650 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1800 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2840 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.1 L/100km 6.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L 70 L


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