Comparison:Citroen C5 Aircross 2022 (new) Vs. Skoda Karoq 2021 (new)

In this article, we will be comparing two popular middle-class SUVs, the Citroen C5 Aircross and the Skoda Karoq. We will delve into various aspects such as model info, dimensions, interiors, engines, consumption and more to give you a comprehensive comparison to help you make an informed decision while choosing between these two vehicles.
# Citroen C5 Aircross Skoda Karoq

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C5 Aircross 1. Generation (1. Facelift) (A)
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Dimensions

The Citroen C5 Aircross is slightly larger than the Skoda Karoq, with a length of 4500mm, a wheelbase of 2730mm, and a width of 1859mm. In comparison, the Skoda Karoq has a length of 4390mm, a wheelbase of 2638mm, and a width of 1841mm. Including mirrors, the Citroen C5 Aircross measures 2099mm, while the Skoda Karoq is 2025mm wide. The Citroen C5 Aircross is also taller with a height of 1688mm, while the Skoda Karoq stands at a height of 1603mm.

When it comes to ground clearance, the Citroen C5 Aircross has a value of 230mm, while the Skoda Karoq varies between 163mm and 176mm depending on the engine (e.g. 1.0 TSI Active and 2.0 TDI Ambition 4x4 DSG). The turning circle of the Citroen C5 Aircross is 10.70m, while the Skoda Karoq ranges between 10.20m and 10.90m depending on the engine.

In conclusion, the Citroen C5 Aircross is larger and taller than the Skoda Karoq, offering more ground clearance and a wider turning circle.

Boot/interior

When comparing boot space, the Skoda Karoq offers a capacity of 521 liters, while the Citroen C5 Aircross' boot space ranges between 460 and 580 liters depending on the engine (e.g. Hybrid 225 Stop&Start Feel Pack e-EAT8 and PureTech 130 Stop&Start Feel Pack). Both vehicles offer a boot space of 1630 liters with the rear seats folded, bottom to roof. Both vehicles also have 5 seats and come with Isofix as standard.

In conclusion, both the Citroen C5 Aircross and Skoda Karoq offer comparable interior features, with the Skoda Karoq providing a slightly larger boot space.

Engines/drivetrain

Comparing the engines and drivetrain, the Citroen C5 Aircross offers between 6 and 8 gears depending on the engine, while the Skoda Karoq provides between 6 and 7 gears. Both vehicles have engines with a range of 3 to 4 cylinders. The Citroen C5 Aircross has a higher maximum speed, ranging from 188 to 225 km/h depending on the engine, while the Skoda Karoq has a range of 191 to 221 km/h.

The power output of the Citroen C5 Aircross varies between 96 and 165 kW depending on the engine, while the Skoda Karoq ranges from 81 to 140 kW. Both vehicles have comparable torque values, with the Citroen C5 Aircross offering between 230 and 360 Nm, and the Skoda Karoq providing between 200 and 360 Nm. The Citroen C5 Aircross has a cubic capacity of 1199 to 1598 ccm, while the Skoda Karoq ranges from 999 to 1984 ccm.

When it comes to acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h, the Citroen C5 Aircross takes between 8.9 and 10.6 seconds depending on the engine, while the Skoda Karoq varies between 7.0 and 11.1 seconds.

In conclusion, the Citroen C5 Aircross generally offers greater performance when comparing engine and drivetrain specifications, while the Skoda Karoq provides a wider range of engine options.

Consumption/ecology

The tank size of the Citroen C5 Aircross ranges between 43 and 53 liters depending on the engine, while the Skoda Karoq offers a tank size between 50 and 55 liters. The CO2 emissions (WLTP) of the Citroen C5 Aircross range from 28.0 to 148.0 g/km, while the Skoda Karoq emits between 112.0 and 153.0 g/km. Additionally, the Citroen C5 Aircross has a tire size of 225/55R18, while the Skoda Karoq's tires are sized 215/60R16.

The noise levels of both vehicles are comparable, with the Citroen C5 Aircross producing between 64 and 71 dB depending on the engine, and the Skoda Karoq producing between 65 and 70 dB.

In conclusion, both the Citroen C5 Aircross and Skoda Karoq offer similar consumption and ecological characteristics, with minor differences in tank sizes and CO2 emissions.

Weight/towing

The empty weight (EU) of the Citroen C5 Aircross ranges between 1483 and 1845 kg depending on the engine, while the Skoda Karoq varies between 1365 and 1607 kg. The permissible total weight of the Citroen C5 Aircross ranges from 1950 to 2310 kg, while the Skoda Karoq spans from 1890 to 2179 kg.

When it comes to braked trailer weight, the Citroen C5 Aircross can tow between 1250 and 1350 kg depending on the engine, while the Skoda Karoq can tow between 1200 and 2100 kg. For trailers without brakes, the Citroen C5 Aircross can tow between 740 and 750 kg, and the Skoda Karoq between 670 and 750 kg.

Both vehicles have a maximum roof load of 75 kg. The Citroen C5 Aircross has a maximum towbar load between 65 and 70 kg depending on the engine, while the Skoda Karoq's maximum towbar load is 90 kg.

In conclusion, both the Citroen C5 Aircross and the Skoda Karoq offer comparable weight and towing specifications, with the Skoda Karoq providing slightly higher towing capacity in some instances.

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