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.
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.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
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
faster compared to
the Citroen C-Elysee II.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Number of 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.
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.
Maximum load capacity
Number of doors
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.
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.