The horsepower is a something that most of us pay the biggest attention to. In this case, it is the Volkswagen which has by 21 horsepower more when compared to the Citroen DS5 2.0 HDi 163HP manual, which makes this car slightly faster. Because of more horsepower the Volkswagen Golf VII GTD 5d will as well give somewhat more flexiblility in specific speeds.
The Volkswagen Golf VII consumes 0.5 l less in the combined cycle in relation to the Citroen DS5. The difference at the level of 0.5 l is not realy noticeable. At the same time during a longer period of time it would allow you to make a substantial cost reduction.
The Volkswagen Golf VII GTD 5d has 12 percent more torque than the Citroen DS5. Although a great deal of drivers do not take into account the maximum torque when buying a automobile, it presents the best how a car acclerates. When it comes to compared cars the difference is quite small and for that reason it probably will not make a real difference in feeling of driving a car.
The Volkswagen Golf VII GTD 5d 2.0 TDI-CR BMT 184HP automatic burns up 0.9 l fewer fuel in urban cycle in relation to the Citroen DS5 2.0 HDi 163HP manual. The difference at the level of 15 % will be very significant in using vehicle. Additionally, within years it may bring gigantic cost savings. Also bear in mind that medium results of the average fuel consumption might be considerably increased if you move swiftly. The difference in fuel economy of the vehicles selected by you is so huge that you should consider to choose vehicles with engines of similar power and similar dimensions. Only then will the comparision have a sense.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A little difference at the level of 1.3 s indicates that the Citroen is the worst vehicle of these two . In the „mid-size segment, being represented by the Citroen DS5 2.0 HDi 163HP manual, the average acceleration to 100km/h is 9.9 s and is by 1.1 s lower than this of Citroen vehicle.
The top velocity of the Volkswagen Golf VII is greater in comparison to this of the Citroen which allows to cover the same distance on the highway faster. The difference that amounts to 6 percent is little and is imperceptible in everyday driving.
Maximal torque RPM
A greater range as well as a lower number of rotations at which the maximum torque is reached has an impact on an engine’s effectiveness and dynamism. Still, to eliminate engines drawbacks like e.g. turbo lug, it is worth to see a torque graph.
Trunk length with seats up
Gross trailer weight
Model release date
Because of the fact that the Citroen DS5's production began only 1 year before the Volkswagen Golf VII, the gap between technology used in both vehicles is not really huge, however, the Volkswagen Golf VII GTD 5d may feature a bit more modern solutions applied in it.
A manual transmission with which the Citroen is equipped is more simpler construction and is cheaper in usage but it is less comfortable as there is no need to operate clutch and change speeds and it can be lot of inconvenience in a bussy city traffic where we have lots of stop and go situations. An automatic transmission which is in the Volkswagen Golf VII with 6 – speeds gearbox is in our opinion better choice.