Citroen C1 2005 vs Volkswagen Lupo 1998

Citroen C1
2005 - 2008
Volkswagen Lupo
1998 - 2005
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.0 Petrol1.0 Petrol


Power: 68 HP50 HP
Torque: 93 NM86 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 13.7 seconds17.7 seconds
Citroen C1 is more dynamic to drive.
Citroen C1 engine produces 18 HP more power than Volkswagen Lupo, whereas torque is 7 NM more than Volkswagen Lupo. Thanks to more power Citroen C1 reaches 100 km/h speed 4 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.65.6
Real fuel consumption: 5.2 l/100km6.4 l/100km
The Citroen C1 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Citroen C1 consumes 1 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Lupo, which means that by driving the Citroen C1 over 15,000 km in a year you can save 150 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Citroen C1 consumes 1.2 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volkswagen Lupo.
Fuel tank capacity: 35 litres34 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 760 km in combined cycle600 km in combined cycle
850 km on highway730 km on highway
670 km with real consumption530 km with real consumption
Citroen C1 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Length: 3.44 m3.53 m
Width: 1.63 m1.64 m
Height: 1.46 m1.46 m
Citroen C1 is smaller.
Citroen C1 is 9 cm shorter than the Volkswagen Lupo, 1 cm narrower the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 139 litres130 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
712 litres830 litres
Even though the car is shorter, Citroen C1 has 9 litres more trunk space than the Volkswagen Lupo. The Volkswagen Lupo may have more interior space, so the cabin could be more spacious and more comfortable for the driver and passengers. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Volkswagen Lupo (by 118 litres).
Turning diameter: 9.5 meters9.8 meters
The turning circle of the Citroen C1 is 0.3 metres less than that of the Volkswagen Lupo.
Gross weight (kg): 1`1801`340
above average

above average
Citroen C1 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Volkswagen Lupo has serious deffects in 70 percent more cases than Citroen C1, so Citroen C1 quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 18001200
Pros and Cons: Citroen C1 has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
  • fewer faults
Volkswagen Lupo has
  • lower price
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