The horsepower is a parameter that most of car fans take into consideration at first when buying a car. In this case it is the Citroen C5 III which has by 53 more horsepower in relation to the Volkswagen Passat B6 Variant. Therefore the Citroen C5 III will achieve higher top speed. Due to more horsepower the Citroen C5 III Crosstourer 2.0 HDi 163HP manual will as well provide seemingly better flexiblility in specific gears.
Because of 90 Nm higher torque, the engine of the Citroen C5 III distinctly better transmits power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Passat B6 Variant. This, in turn, produces better acceleration.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A little difference at the level of 23 % shows that the Volkswagen Passat B6 Variant 2.0 TDI-CR DPF 110HP manual is insignificantly beaten in this confrontation. In the „D” segment, to which the Volkswagen Passat B6 is assigned, the medium acceleration amounts to 9.9 s and is by 21 % faster than acceleration of Volkswagen’s car.
The maximum speed of the Citroen is greater in comparison to this of the Volkswagen by 7, which allows the Citroen C5 III to cover quicker long stretches of highway. The difference at the level of 7 % is small and will be insignificant in everyday driving.
Distance between two sides of a vehicle affects room in the cabin and also stability while driving. The Citroen C5 III is widther by 2 percent than the Volkswagen and is not really important. The medium for the „D” class amounts to around 1,764 millimeters and is by 5 % smaller than the width of the Citroen.
Citroen C5 III Crosstourer has 95 mm longer wheelbase than the Volkswagen. A longer wheelbase gives more stable and comfortable ride, especially when driving fast. It also provides more storage space. However, vehicles with a longer wheelbase are not as maneuverable as those with a shorter wheelbase.
Number of gears
The Citroen C5 III Crosstourer have a higher gear count in relation to the Volkswagen Passat B6 Variant 2.0 TDI-CR DPF 110HP manual which means
that Citroen C5 III Crosstourer will achieve
better acceleration and better fuel
economy. But the difference is not big and unless you are drag
racer at a timed event you would not
notice the difference.
The Citroen C5 III Crosstourer has 30 cubic centimeters bigger engine size than the Volkswagen. Because the difference is small, the Citroen C5 III should accelerate only slightly better, assuming that other paramerters are does not play a role.
The Citroen C5 III Crosstourer 2.0 HDi 163HP manual is 56 mm longer in relation to the Volkswagen Passat B6 Variant 2.0 TDI-CR DPF 110HP manual. Long vehicles are more spacious and in most cases provide more storage space. Although the Citroen C5 III Crosstourer seems to be better for families or drivers who love the idea of soft, smooth long-distance driving, the Volkswagen Passat B6 may appeal to the young as it will not make problems with parking and will be more maneuverable.
Model release date
The difference in date of commencement of production between compared vehicles is only 2 years, however, new technologies for automotive industry are appearing at a dizzying pace what may cause that the Citroen C5 III may have more advanced solutions.