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2008 Citroen C5 vs. 2007 Volkswagen Golf

To start off, 2008 Citroen C5 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Volkswagen Golf. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Volkswagen Golf would be higher. At 2,946 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Citroen C5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Citroen C5 (204 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 103 more horse power than 2007 Volkswagen Golf. (101 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Citroen C5 should accelerate faster than 2007 Volkswagen Golf. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Citroen C5 weights approximately 422 kg more than 2007 Volkswagen Golf. 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, 2008 Citroen C5 (285 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 137 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Volkswagen Golf. (148 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2008 Citroen C5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Volkswagen Golf.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Citroen C5 2007 Volkswagen Golf
Make Citroen Volkswagen
Model C5 Golf
Year Released 2008 2007
Body Type Station Wagon Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2946 cc 1594 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 204 HP 101 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 285 Nm 148 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 3800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82.6 mm 77.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 234 km/hour 184 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.7 seconds 11.4 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1597 kg 1175 kg
Vehicle Length 4760 mm 4210 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1520 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2590 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.8 L/100km 7.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L 55 L


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