Volvo V40 II Cross Country 2.0 T4 180HP automatic 4x4 vs Citroen C-Elysee II 1.6 HDI 92HP manual

Volvo V40 II Cross Country 2.0 T4 180HP automatic 4x4

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16 reasons for

Volvo V40 II Cross Country, model available from 2012.
It has 2.0 T4 180HP ic petrol engine produced from 2013.
Drive 4x4 has automatic, 6 speed gearbox.

6 reasons for

Citroen C-Elysee II, model available from 2012.
It has 1.6 HDI 92HP diesel engine produced from 2012.
Drive on the front axle has manual, 5 speed gearbox.

Citroen C-Elysee II 1.6 HDI 92HP manual
Volvo

16 reasons for Volvo V40 II Cross Country 2.0 T4 180KM automat 4x4 in comparison to Citroen C-Elysee II 1.6 HDI 92HP manual

Reasons for
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Maximal power

180 > 92 hp
The Volvo V40 II Cross Country 2.0 T4 180HP automatic 4x4 is equipped with petrol which produce by 96 % more horsepower over the Citroen C-Elysee II 1.6 HDI 92HP manual, transforming the car to a much more sporty character. It should be googd option for drivers who want to feel thrill of getting behind the wheel of a sports car.
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Maximal torque

300 > 230 Nm
Due to 70 Nm higher torque, the engine of the Volvo distinctly better transmits power to the wheels than the Citroen. This, in turn, have a positive impact on acceleration.
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Acceleration 0-100 km/h

8.2 > 12.4 s
If a swift driving is what you are keen on, the Volvo V40 II Cross Country will appeal to you because it’s acceleration from 0 to 100 Km/h is 4.2 s faster compared to the Citroen C-Elysee II.
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Top speed

210 > 180 km/h
The maximum velocity of the ​​Volvo is greater in relation to this of the Citroen C-Elysee II by 30 kilometers/hour, which allows the Volvo to travel faster large stretches of highway. The difference at the level of 17 percent is small and will not be a very noticable in everyday driving.
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Width

1,783 > 1,748 mm
Distance between two sides of a car directly influences on interior space for travelers and also stability on road. The width of the Volvo V40 II Cross Country 2.0 T4 180HP automatic 4x4 is larger only by 35 mm than the Citroen C-Elysee II and is not really important. The average for the „C” segment equals to 1,703 millimeters and is by 5 % larger than the width of the Volvo.
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Fuel tank

52 > 49 l
In this category it is the Volvo V40 II which can carry 3 liters more fuel compared with the Citroen C-Elysee II. The average fuel tank size in the compact class, which is represented by the Volvo, equals 52 liters, whereas in lower middle segment (represented by the Citroen C-Elysee II) it amounts to 52 l.
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Wheelbase

2,650 > 2,647 mm
The wheelbase of a vehicle equals the distance between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase notably affects the driving because of more appropriate car's weight distribution. Volvo has 3 mm longer wheelbase distance in comparison to Citroen C-Elysee II. Wheelbase dimensions are important to the balance and steering. Hence, the mass of Volvo V40 II should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
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Cylinders

5 > 4
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Number of gears

6 > 5 gears
The Volvo V40 II has only one additional speed in comparison to the Citroen C-Elysee II 1.6 HDI 92HP manual. Generally the extra gear is a taller one thanks to which the previous gears can be narrower in order to allow increased performance in the lower speeds. One more gear as well will contribute to smaller fuel consumption and CO2 output.
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Engine capacity

1,985 > 1,561 cc
The Volvo V40 II Cross Country has 27 % greater engine size than the Citroen C-Elysee II. The difference is large. As a result the Volvo V40 II Cross Country 2.0 T4 180HP automatic 4x4 should accelerate faster and be able to reach higher maximum speed. On the other hand larger engine capacity equals worst fuel efficiency.
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Maximum load capacity

431 > 390 kg
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Number of doors

5 > 4
A five-door car usually means a hatchback (however estate cars also count as 5-door cars) and for that reason the Volvo V40 II Cross Country 2.0 T4 180HP automatic 4x4, which whole rear including the window lifts up and the rear seats folds flat making more room, has an advantage over the 4-door Citroen C-Elysee II which in turn has smaller lid and a partition behind the rear seats.
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Price range

luxury > popular
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Transmission

automatic > manual
A manual transmission with which the Citroen C-Elysee II is equipped is more simpler construction and is cheaper in use, however, it is less comfortable because there is no need to operate clutch and shift speeds very often, especialy in a congested city traffic where we have lots of stop and go situations. An automatic transmission which is in the Volvo V40 II with gears in the amount of 6 – speeds gearbox is in our opinion better choice.
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Payload

2,014 > 1,555 kg
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Curb weight

1,578 > 1,160 kg

Citroen

6 reasons for Citroen C-Elysee II 1.6 HDI 92KM manual in comparison to Volvo V40 II Cross Country 2.0 T4 180HP automatic 4x4

Reasons for
112

Average consumption

4.4 > 7.9 l
The fuel economy is considerably to Citroen C-Elysee II 1.6 HDI 92HP manual's advantage. This car consumes 3.5 l fewer diesel in the combined cycle than the Volvo V40 II. Note that average fuel consumption in the combined cycle for the lower middle class, in which the Citroen C-Elysee II 1.6 HDI 92HP manual is classified, equals to 6.8 l whereas the Citroen uses by 35 % less fuel than the average.
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Trunk capacity

504 > 335 l
With more luggage capacity the Citroen C-Elysee II 1.6 HDI 92HP manual will have much more room for transporting things and be more functional car than the Volvo V40 II. If the size of the luggage compartment is appeals to you, the Citroen will be better to buy as it is about 169 liters larger than the trunk of the Volvo V40 II.
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Maximal torque RPM

1,755 > 2,700 revolutions/minute
A greater range as well as a lower number of revolutions at which the maximum torque is reached has an impact on an engine’s performance. Still, to have a full perspective on a car’s engine performance, it is always worth to see a torque performance graph.
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Range

1,163 > 650 km
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Length

4,427 > 4,365 mm
The Citroen C-Elysee II is 62 mm longer when compared to the Volvo V40 II. Long cars more of passenger space and also have bigger trunk. Although the Citroen C-Elysee II seems to be better for families or drivers who love the idea of comfortable driving, the Volvo V40 II Cross Country may appeal to women because it will not cause problems with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.
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Height

1,465 > 1,459 mm
If you are a tall driver or you happen to carry in the trunk thinks of big size, the Citroen C-Elysee II, which is by 6 millimeters higher than the Volvo V40 II Cross Country 2.0 T4 180HP automatic 4x4, is appropriate pick for you. However, presented cars do not differ much when it comes to its height and it should not be much observable.

Cars specifications

Volvo V40 II Cross Country 2.0 T4 180HP automatic 4x4 Citroen C-Elysee II 1.6 HDI 92HP manual
    Gross trailer weight 1,500 kg -
    Price range luxury popular
    Model release date 2012 2012
    Facelifting no no
    Class C C
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