2009 Tata Indica vs. 2009 Citroen C5

To start off, both 2009 Tata Indica and 2009 Citroen C5 were released in the same year (2009). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 2,179 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Citroen C5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Citroen C5 (131 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 57 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Citroen C5 should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Citroen C5 weights approximately 588 kg more than 2009 Tata Indica. 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, 2009 Citroen C5 (315 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 200 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2009 Citroen C5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica. 2009 Citroen C5 has automatic transmission and 2009 Tata Indica has manual transmission. 2009 Tata Indica will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Citroen C5 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Tata Indica 2009 Citroen C5
Make Tata Citroen
Model Indica C5
Year Released 2009 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1405 cc 2179 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 74 HP 131 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 115 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 75.1 mm 85 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79.5 mm 96 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1005 kg 1593 kg
Vehicle Length 3680 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1670 mm 1520 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2760 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.9 L/100km 6.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 37 L 68 L


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