In this edition of our comparison series, we go on to compare the new product in the price point against the veteran in the segment. We, of course, are referring to the comparison between the newly launched Citroen C5 Aircross and Ford Endeavour. The price point offers two distinct products and we think it’s worthy of a thorough comparison so as to help you guide which product will suit you better according to your requirements. We have already covered the comparison of the C5 Aircross with the Jeep Compass which you can also check out. So, without any further ado, let us start this comparison post.
Citroen C5 Aircross vs Ford Endeavour – Exteriors and Dimensions
The exteriors of the C5 Aircross are distinctive, to say the least. Although there are plenty of SUVs around in our market, you can never mistake the C5 Aircross for anything else. The typical square theme all across the body gives it a very sporty look. The sleek parallel chrome lines on the front grille, along with the LED DRLs on the bonnet do look modern. The LED headlamp unit just below the DRLs and squared-off air dams on the front bumper sure lets you know that it is a typical Citroen. The sides and the rear reflect the same square design theme with side skirtings and LED tail lamp design having some sort of squares in them. The long-wheelbase will make sure that the space on the interior cabin including the rear legroom will be plenty.
Being a premium SUV, this will ensure a comfortable and luxurious cabin space. Also, 230 mm ground clearance will help with any plans for an off-roading getaway trip. To make sure that you can take a ton of luggage, there is a generous 580-litres of boot space which can be increased to 720-litres by sliding the seats forward and to a massive 1,630-litres by folding the second-row seats completely.
The Ford Endeavour, on the other hand, is a hardcore off-roading vehicle that has a ton of focus on the luxury and comfort of the passengers as well. It is trying to strike a balance between being a lifestyle vehicle and a hardcore machine with some serious off-roading capabilities. The front end features a Chrome Radiator and Fender Grille, Bi-LED Headlamps, LED DRLs, Front Skid Plates on the bumper and bright roof rails. The sides indicate the long almost 5 m length of the car with large wheels arches and premium 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome door handles and much more. Comin got the rear, there are LED tail lamps, Rear Roof Spoiler, High mount stop light and skid plates on the sporty bumper down below. Overall, the dimensions and rugged build quality represent a proper full-size SUV that extends an imposing road presence to the Endeavour.
|Parameter||Ford Endeavour||Citroen C5 Aircross|
|Length||4903 mm||4500 mm|
|Width||1869 mm||2099 mm|
|Height||1837 mm||1710 mm|
|Wheelbase||2850 mm||2730 mm|
|Boot Space||450 l||580 l|
The dimensions of the Ford Endeavour clearly triumph those of the Citroen C5 Aircross. In terms of overall dimensions including wheelbase, the Endeavour is a much bigger car. But C5 Aircross, being a 5-seater SUV, is apt for its dimensions. There is plenty of space inside both these SUVs for the purpose that they serve.
Citroen C5 Aircross vs Ford Endeavour – Interiors, Features and Safety
The list of modern comfort and connected features is extensive in the Citroen C5 Aircross. This includes an 8-inch Digital Touchscreen Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 12.3-inch Digital Instrument Cluster to provide the driver with the necessary information, Automatic LED headlamps with LED DRLs, 18-inch Alloy Wheels to give it a sporty look, Electrically Adjustable, Powered and Heated Wing Mirrors, Electronic Parking Brake, Hands-free Powered Electric Tailgate, Dual-zone Climate Control, Panoramic Sunroof, Auto-dimming Inside Rear View Mirrors, Auto Park Assist with Reverse Parking Camera, Hill Descent and Ascent Control, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, 6 Airbags, Blind Spot Assist, Driver Fatigue Alert, Adjustable Rear Seat and Powered Driver’s Seat, Connected Car Features, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Various Drive and Traction Modes for all kinds of environment, Cruise Control, 6-speaker Audio System.
The list of equipment and features on the Endeavour is pretty extensive as well. This includes features like an 8-inch DIgital Infotainment Touchscreen System with Advanced SYNC 3 system, Vehicle Connectivity With FordPass, Bluetooth Connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with embedded Navigation, Voice Controls, Multi-purpose Steering Wheel, 8-speaker and Tweeter Audio System with Sub-Woofer Amplifier, Premium Leather Upholstery, Ambient Lighting, 8-Way Power-Adjustable Driver Seat with Lumbar Support, Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control, Hands-Free Power Liftgate with Anti-Pinch Sensor, Advanced Multi-Information Instrument Cluster, Panoramic Sunroof, Semi-Auto Parallel Park Assist, Terrain Management System, Rear Airconditioner Switch & Ceiling Vents for 2nd & 3rd Row and much more.
On the safety front, the Endeavour comes with Dual Front, Side and Curtain Airbags, Driver Knee Airbag, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control with Rollover Stability and Traction Control, Hill Launch Assist, Cruise Control with Adjustable Speed Limiter, Rear-View Camera with Active Parking Guideline, Driver and Front Passenger Seat Belt Reminder with Pretensioner, All-Wheel Disc Brakes, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Front Parking Sensors, Electrochromic Inner Rear-View Mirror, Hill Descent Control and much more.
Citroen C5 Aircross vs Ford Endeavour – Engines and Prices
The Citroen C5 Aircross is making news because of its unique suspension setup for our roads. It comes equipped with something known as the Progressive Hydraulic Cushion-equipped suspension setup which will filter out all the bumps on our especially chaotic roads. The C5 Aircross will come with a sole 2.0-litre diesel engine making 180PS and 400Nm. It will be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The shift-by-wire system will ensure smooth gearshifts for plush ride quality. The prices of the Citroen C5 Aircross start at Rs 29.90 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 31.90 lakh, ex-showroom. Another way of owning the C5 Aircross is through the Citroen Future Sure monthly package of Rs 49,999 for a term of 5 years. This will include an assured value of your C5 Aircross after the end of the term, Routine Maintenance, Road-side Assistance, Extended Warranty, On-Road Finance and much more. At the end of the term, one can either trade and upgrade to a brand new Citroen, keep the product or simply return to the dealer.
The Ford Endeavour also comes with a 2.0-litre diesel engine making 175 PS of peak power and 420 Nm of peak torque. The transmission duties are carried by a 10-speed automatic gearbox which allows for an efficient drive because of options of 10 gear which enables the vehicle to be in the ideal operating range at all times. The prices of the Ford Endeavour range between Rs 29.99 lakh to Rs 36.25 lakh, ex-showroom.
Citroen C5 Aircross vs Ford Endeavour – Verdict
The comparison of these two premium SUVs is like-to-like in terms of the powertrain options available with both vehicles. Both these SUVs come with a sole diesel engine and make almost similar power and torque outputs as well. Therefore, to choose any one of these solely depends on the requirements that one has. These two SUVs are completely different in their character. If you are looking for an SUV with premium features and the focus is largely on comfort and conveniences, then you can opt for the Citroen C5 Aircross. If, however, you are someone who loves to go off-roading fairly often and want a vehicle that can quench your thirst for that, you will definitely be better of with the Ford Endeavour. If you want to know about some other comparisons, make sure to head to our Comparison section on the website of Car Blog India and write in the comments what you want to know about for future posts.