The Citroen C5 III consumes 28 % less fuel in the mixed cycle in relation to the Kia Optima Sedan 2.0 DOHC 165HP manual. The difference at the level of 2 liters will be quite very appreciable in everyday usage of the vehicle. In the long term it would allow you to make a considerable reduction of costs.
Due to 73 percent greater torque, the engine of the Citroen C5 III Crosstourer 2.0 HDi 163HP manual does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Kia. This, in turn, have positive implications for a car's acceleration.
The Citroen C5 III Crosstourer 2.0 HDi 163HP manual uses 2.5 l fewer fuel in the city in relation to the Kia Optima. The difference at the level of 2.5 l is very significant in use of car. Additionally, within years it will give gigantic cost savings. Moreover note that medium results of the average fuel consumption can be considerably raised if you ride swiftly. The difference in fuel consumption of the cars selected by you is so colossal that you should consider to choose vehicles with similar engines. Only then will the comparision have a sense.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A small difference in the amount of 0.2 s shows that the Kia Optima Sedan is the worst vehicle of these two compared. In the „large family cars class, being represented by the Kia, the medium acceleration amounts to 9.9 s and is by 0.4 s lower than this of Kia vehicle.
The boot of the Citroen C5 III is only 6 percent bigger than the Kia. However, the difference is not significant and it would be fair to say that both cars have more of less the same boot capacity.
Maximal torque RPM
This big difference results from the fact that both compared vehicles are equipped with different engines. The Citroen has the diesel engine while the Kia Optima Sedan 2.0 DOHC 165HP manual has the petrol engine. In case of different kinds of engines, comparing this feature seems to be pointless.
Width of a car directly influences on the amount of space for passengers and also stability while driving. The Citroen C5 III is widther by 26 mm than the Kia Optima Sedan 2.0 DOHC 165HP manual and is not really relevant. The average for the „D” class amounts to approximately 1,764 millimeters and is by 5 percent larger than the same feature of the Citroen.
In the category of fuel tank capacity it is the Citroen C5 III that can hold 1 l more fuel in comparison to the Kia Optima. The average fuel container capacity in the mid-size class, which is represented by the Citroen C5 III, amounts to 63 l, whereas in D segment (represented by the Kia Optima Sedan 2.0 DOHC 165HP manual) it amounts to 63 l.
The Citroen has 13 mm longer wheelbase than Kia Optima Sedan. As a result the Citroen C5 III Crosstourer is safer and has a better stability. Besides, longer wheelbase affects convenient and more comfortable driving.
Maximum load capacity
The higher a vehicle is, the better is the comfort of getting in to it and greater possibility of loading big amount of thinks to it. The difference between these two cars of 26 mm in favor of the Citroen is not big and should not be really noticeable.