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2008 Citroen Xsara vs. 2007 Citroen C2

To start off, 2008 Citroen Xsara is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Citroen C2. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Citroen C2 would be higher. At 1,749 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Citroen Xsara is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Citroen Xsara (114 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 47 more horse power than 2007 Citroen C2. (67 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Citroen Xsara should accelerate faster than 2007 Citroen C2. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Citroen Xsara weights approximately 325 kg more than 2007 Citroen C2. 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 Xsara (160 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 9 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Citroen C2. (151 Nm @ 1750 RPM). This means 2008 Citroen Xsara will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Citroen C2.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Citroen Xsara 2007 Citroen C2
Make Citroen Citroen
Model Xsara C2
Year Released 2008 2007
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1749 cc 1398 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 67 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 160 Nm 151 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 1750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.7 mm 73.7 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.4 mm 82 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 190 km/hour 166 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 12.5 seconds 14.8 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1320 kg 995 kg
Vehicle Length 4280 mm 3670 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1640 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2320 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.7 L/100km 4.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 41 L


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