The horsepower is a feature that most of drivers pay the biggest attention to. In this case, it is the Citroen Xantia II that has by 3 % horsepower more than the Renault Laguna I, which makes this vehicle a bit better in terms of high speed. Due to more horsepower the Citroen Xantia II Hatchback will as well provide a bit more efficiency in specific gears.
Trunk capacity with seats down
The width of the car influences on passanger's inner room and driving stability. The Citroen is 2 mm wider than the Renault Laguna I. It is clearly felt by driver and passenger in front, who have more room for their elbows.
The wheelbase of a car is the distance separating its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase notably affects the driving due to better vehicle's weight distribution. Citroen Xantia II Hatchback 1.8 i 16V 110HP manual has 75 millimeters longer wheelbase distance than Renault. Wheelbase dimensions are important to the balance and steering. Hence, the mass of Citroen Xantia II should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
The Citroen Xantia II Hatchback 1.8 i 16V 110HP manual has 164 cubic centimeters greater engine displacement than the Renault. As the difference is little, the Citroen should accelerate only slightly dynamically, of course assuming that other paramerters are the same.
The Citroen is 17 millimeters longer in comparison to the Renault Laguna I Hatchback 1.6 i 16V 107HP manual. Long vehicles have more interior space and usually provide bigger trunk. Although the Citroen Xantia II Hatchback occurs to be better for families or drivers who value soft, smooth long-distance rides, the Renault Laguna I Hatchback 1.6 i 16V 107HP manual may appeal to singles because it will not make troubles with parking and will have smaller turning radius.
Model release date
Given that the Renault Laguna I Hatchback started to be manufactured only 5 years earlier than the Citroen Xantia II, the gap between technology applied in both vehicles is not really big, however, the Citroen Xantia II Hatchback 1.8 i 16V 110HP manual might feature slightly more advanced solutions applied in it.