The Citroen C5 II has 81 hp more horsepower in comparison to Volkswagen Passat B1 Hatchback. The Citroen will be distinctly more dynamically accelerate owing to bigger power. Also getting ahead of obstacles like TIRs or buses while driving should be much more easier for a car equipped with stronger engine.
Distance between two sides of a vehicle affects room in the cabin and also stability while driving. The width of the Citroen is larger only by 155 millimeters in relation to the Volkswagen Passat B1 and is not really relevant. The medium for the „large family cars” segment equals to around 1,764 mm and is by 1 percent larger than the width of the Citroen C5 II.
The winner of this comparison in the category of fuel tank size is Citroen which can carry by 44 percent more fuel compared with the Volkswagen Passat B1 Hatchback 1.3 55HP.
The wheelbase of a vehicle is the distance between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving because of more appropriate vehicle's weight distribution. Citroen C5 II Hatchback 2.0 HDi 136HP automatic has 282 millimeters longer wheelbase distance in relation to Volkswagen Passat B1. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the stability and steering. Hence, the mass of Citroen C5 II Hatchback 2.0 HDi 136HP automatic should be better distributed and driving should be easier and safer.
The Citroen C5 II Hatchback 2.0 HDi 136HP automatic is 547 mm longer in relation to the Volkswagen Passat B1 Hatchback 1.3 55HP. Long cars have roomy cabin and usually have bigger trunk. While the Citroen C5 II Hatchback occurs to be better for families or drivers who value convenient rides that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Volkswagen Passat B1 Hatchback may be more appropriate to city drivers as it will not cause troubles with parking and will have smaller turning radius.
Number of doors
There’s no question that the five-door Citroen C5 II is more usable and if you frequently carry more than one passenger then you should not have any doubts which one to choose. The strongest point of a five-door vehicle is that it’s not only easier for passengers to climb into the back but it’s as well easier to put luggage and cargo into the vehicle when the rear seats are folded down. However, three-door cars like the Volkswagen Passat B1 very often look more dynamic and sporty and for those who don’t often have more than one passengers in the car the Volkswagen might be a good one, the more so for being a little bit cheaper than the same model with more doors.
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The higher a car is, the the more convenient is a getting in to it and greater capacity of putting massive amount of thinks to it. The difference of 7 percent to the advantage of the Citroen C5 II Hatchback 2.0 HDi 136HP automatic is insignificant and should not be really noticeable.
For those who opt for more functional driving a vehicle and don’t need complications that stems from the manual transmission we recommend vehicles with automatic gearbox. For those who have a flair for sport driving a stick shift might be better as it gives a control of rmp range in which a shift take place.