The horsepower of the Citroen is by 11 % grater in comparison to the Volkswagen. Because the difference is little it should not affect the car performance considerably.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
The Citroen accelerates from 0 to 100 Km/h in 9.7 s, which is 0.1 s less when compared to the Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine 2.0 TDI CR DPF BlueMotion 140HP manual. But the difference is not as much significant to be taken into consideration when buying a automobile.
Maximal torque RPM
The RMP at which the highest torque is reached determines how fast an engine reaches its best performance with growth in rmp. The lower revolutions or the longer range in which the torque is the highest, the more the engine is flexible and a sensation of acceleration should be felt faster.
distance between left and right side of a vehicle affects the amount of space for passengers and also stability during driving. The Citroen DS5 is widther by 46 millimeters in comparison to the Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine and is not really relevant. The medium for the „mid-size” class amounts to around 1,764 mm and is by 107 millimeters smaller than the same attribute of the Citroen DS5.
The wheelbase of a vehicle equals the length between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving due to more desirable car's weight distribution. Citroen DS5 has 1 % longer wheelbase distance in comparison to Volkswagen Passat B7. Wheelbase dimensions are important to the stability and steering. Thus, the mass of Citroen DS5 should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
Maximum load capacity
Number of doors
A five-door car generally is a hatchback (however estate cars also count as 5-door cars) and as a result the Citroen DS5 1.6 THP 156HP automatic, which whole rear including the window lifts up and the rear seats folds flat giving more space for cargo, has an advantage over the four-door Volkswagen Passat B7 which is less comfortable to load and unload baggage.
Model release date
Given that the Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine 2.0 TDI CR DPF BlueMotion 140HP manual's production started only 1 year earlier than the Citroen DS5, the distance in technology used in both cars is not really big, however, the Citroen DS5 may feature a bit more new solutions used in it.
If you are a tall man or you happen to carry in the trunk stuffs of large dimensions, the Citroen DS5, which is by 2 percent higher than the Volkswagen, would be better choice for you. However, compared cars do not vary much when it comes to its height and it should not be much noticeable.
For a comfortable drive in the city, it is tempting to opt for an automatic however the type of transmisison can have a big effect on fuel consumption. Automatics may use around from 5 to 10% more than manuals.