The horsepower of the Citroen C5 III is by 7 horsepowers grater in relation to the Mercedes. While the difference is small it should not affect the vehicles performance largely.
The Citroen C5 III Crosstourer burns up 0.3 l less in the combined cycle than the Mercedes C-Class W205. The difference at the level of 0.3 l is not realy noticeable. However in the long term it can generate a substantial cost reduction.
The Citroen C5 III has 35 percent more torque in comparison to the Mercedes. Although the majority of people do not appreciate the maximum torque when choosing a car, it describes the best how a car acclerates. In this case the difference is quite big hence the Citroen C5 III Crosstourer 2.0 HDi 163HP manual will deliver you better sensation of driving.
The trunk of the Citroen C5 III Crosstourer is only 53 l bigger than the Mercedes C-Class W205. However, the difference is not big it would be fair to say that both vehicles have similar boot size.
Width of a vehicle influences on the amount of space for passengers and also stability on road. The width of the Citroen is larger only by 3 % in relation to the Mercedes C-Class W205 and is not really relevant. The average for the „mid-size” segment equals to 1,764 millimeters and is by 96 millimeters larger than the same attribute of the Citroen C5 III.
In this category it is the Citroen C5 III which can hold 28 liters more fuel than the Mercedes C-Class W205. The medium fuel tank capacity in the large family cars segment, which is represented by the Citroen C5 III, amounts to 63 liters, whereas in D segment (represented by the Mercedes) it is 63 l.
The Citroen C5 III Crosstourer 2.0 HDi 163HP manual has 25 % greater engine displacement when compared to the Mercedes C-Class W205. The difference is relatively notable. Consequently the Citroen C5 III should accelerate faster and be able to reach higher top speed. On the other hand bigger engine displacement usually results in worst fuel consumption.
Maximum load capacity
The Citroen is 3 percent longer than the Mercedes. The length of the car is significant when it comes to travelling comfort and space in the trunk. The Citroen C5 III Crosstourer 2.0 HDi 163HP manual very likely will be offering to it's passangers more space for legs. Aditionally the Citroen C5 III will be better driven ,however, the Mercedes C-Class W205 will be a slightly easier for parking due to shorter length of the body.
Number of doors
A five-door car usually means a hatchback and as a result the Citroen C5 III Crosstourer 2.0 HDi 163HP manual, which whole rear including the window lifts up and the rear seats folds flat enlarging a luggage compartment, has the edge over the 4-door Mercedes C-Class W205 with the hinges for the boot that opens under the rear window.
The higher a car is, the the more convenient is a boarding it and greater possibility of carrying big amount of luggage to it. The difference between these two cars of 3 % in favor of the Citroen is insignificant and does not matter much.