The horsepower of the Citroen is 16 hp bigger than the Volkswagen Passat B7 Alltrack. Because the difference is not big it should not affect the vehicles performance to a large extent.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A small difference amounts to 0.5 s indicates that the Volkswagen Passat B7 Alltrack 2.0 TDI CR DPF BlueMotion 140HP manual is slightly beaten in this confrontation. In the „D” class, to which the Volkswagen is assigned, the medium acceleration is 9.9 s and is by 0.3 s faster than acceleration of Volkswagen’s car.
The top velocity of the Citroen is greater as compared to this of the Volkswagen which allows to drive the same distance on the highway in shorter period of time. The difference at the level of 1 kilometer/hour is little and is not realy noticable in everyday use.
Maximal torque RPM
A greater range and a lower number of revolutions at which the maximum torque is delivered has an impact on an engine’s efficiency and flexibility. However, to eliminate engines drawbacks like e.g. turbo lug, it is worth to see a torque performance graph.
Width of a vehicle directly influences on room in the cabin and also stability on road. The width of the Citroen DS5 is larger by 46 mm in relation to the Volkswagen Passat B7 and is not really important. The medium for the „middle” class equals to 1,764 millimeters and is by 6 percent larger than the same feature of the Citroen.
The Citroen DS5 1.6 THP 156HP automatic has 25 mm longer wheelbase in comparison to Volkswagen Passat B7 Alltrack. Therefore the Citroen is more safe and has a better stability. Besides, longer wheelbase has impact on convenient and more comfortable traveling.
Maximum load capacity
Model release date
The difference in date of commencement of production between compared vehicles is only 1 year, however, new technologies for automotive industry are appearing at a fast pace and for that reason the Citroen DS5 1.6 THP 156HP automatic may feature more modern technologieswhich in a consequence may deliver you more joy of having it.
Automatic transmission installed in the Citroen in spite of having a few minuses gives much more better comfort of driving. After a long ride especially in the city the driver is more relaxed. Moreover automatic puts less strain on the engine because of the factory settings of shifts in specific revs range.