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Spec comparison: Citroen C5 Aircross vs Hyundai Tucson vs Jeep Compass vs Skoda Karoq

CARDEKHO
Published Apr 5, 2019, 1:00 pm IST
Updated Apr 5, 2019, 1:00 pm IST
With the Citroen C5 Aircross now confirmed for India, we take a look at how its specs compare against potential rivals.
We expect it to be priced in the Rs 20 lakh - Rs 25 lakh range.
 We expect it to be priced in the Rs 20 lakh - Rs 25 lakh range.

French carmaker Citroen is set to enter India with the C5 Aircross in 2020. We expect it to be priced in the Rs 20 lakh - Rs 25 lakh range. To find out where it will stand amongst its peers, we decided to compare its specs with its primary rivals - the Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass and the upcoming Skoda Karoq, which should be launched around the same time as the Citroen.

Dimensions

Dimensions

 

UK-spec Citroen C5 Aircross

India-spec Hyundai Tucson

Jeep Compass

UK-spec Skoda Karoq

Length

4500mm

4475mm

4395mm

4382mm

Width

1859mm

1850mm

1818mm

1841mm

Height

1670mm

1660mm

1640mm

1603mm

Wheelbase

2730mm

2670mm

2636mm

2638mm

Longest: UK-spec Citroen C5 Aircross

Widest: UK-spec Citroen C5 Aircross

Tallest: UK-spec Citroen C5 Aircross

Longest wheelbase: UK-spec Citroen C5 Aircross

Engines

Petrol

 

UK-spec Citroen C5 Aircross

Hyundai Tucson

Jeep Compass

UK-spec Skoda Karoq

Displacement

1.6-litre

2.0-litre

1.4-litre

1.5-litre

Max power

180PS

155PS

163PS

150PS

Peak torque

250Nm

192Nm

250Nm

250Nm

Transmission

8-speed AT

6-speed MT/6-speed AT

6-speed MT/7-speed DDCT

6-speed MT/7-speed DSG

Drivetrain

2WD

2WD

2WD

2WD/4WD

Most powerful: Citroen C5 Aircross

Torquiest: Citroen C5 Aircross, Jeep Compass and UK-spec Skoda Karoq

The UK-spec Citroen C5 Aircross is the most powerful vehicle amongst the petrol SUVs featured here. As far as torque is concerned, it’s right up there with the Jeep Compass and the UK-spec Skoda Karoq. The Citroen C5 Aircross and Skoda Karoq are available with multiple petrol engine options in international markets, but we have picked the one that is most likely to come to India.

Diesel

 

Citroen C5 Aircross

Hyundai Tucson

Jeep Compass

Skoda Karoq

Displacement

2.0-litre

2.0-litre

2.0-litre

2.0-litre

Max power

177PS

185PS

173PS

150PS

Peak torque

400Nm

400Nm

350Nm

340Nm

Transmission

8-speed AT

6-speed MT/6-speed AT

6-speed MT

6-speed MT/7-speed DSG

Drivetrain

2WD

2WD/4WD

2WD/4WD

2WD/4WD

Most powerful: Hyundai Tucson

Torquiest: UK-spec Citroen C5 Aircross, Hyundai Tucson

The Hyundai Tucson’s diesel engine stands out amongst its peers with the most power. Currently, it also leads the segment in terms of torque. However, the UK-spec Citroen C5 Aircross makes the same amount of torque as well. Again, the C5 Aircross and Karoq are available with multiple diesel engines globally, but we have picked the one that is most likely to come to India.

Prices

As the Citroen C5 Aircross and Skoda Karoq are not sold in India, we can only give you an estimate of their price range.

Cars

Citroen C5 Aircross (expected price range in India)

Hyundai Tucson

Jeep Compass

Skoda Karoq (expected price range in India)

Price Range

Rs 20-25 lakh

Rs 18.74-26.95 lakh

RS 15.40-22.90 lakh

Rs 20-25 lakh

Hyundai Tucson and Jeep Compass prices are ex-showroom New Delhi.

Takeaway

On paper, the Citroen C5 Aircross comes across as the biggest car in this comparison and the dimensions of the India-spec model are likely to remain the same as well. But it remains to be seen which set of engines and features it will be offered with in India..

The C5 Aircross could be a solid competitor against its peers in India, but a lot will also depend on the price point at which it is introduced. Unlike the Jeep Compass, it won’t be heavily localised here. So expect prices to be on the higher side.

Are you excited about Citroen’s upcoming SUV? Would you buy one as soon as it is launched or would you wait for some time to see how the market responds to a relatively unknown car brand? Let us know in the comments below.

Disclaimer: This article has not been edited by Deccan Chronicle and is taken from a syndicated feed. Photos: CarDekho.

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