Volkswagen Golf 2003 vs Citroen C1 2008

Volkswagen Golf
2003 - 2006
Citroen C1
2008 - 2012
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.4 Petrol1.0 Petrol


Power: 140 HP68 HP
Torque: 220 NM93 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8.8 seconds13.7 seconds
Volkswagen Golf is more dynamic to drive.
Volkswagen Golf engine produces 72 HP more power than Citroen C1, whereas torque is 127 NM more than Citroen C1. Thanks to more power Volkswagen Golf reaches 100 km/h speed 4.9 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.04.5
Real fuel consumption: 7.4 l/100km5.1 l/100km
The Citroen C1 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Volkswagen Golf consumes 2.5 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Citroen C1, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Volkswagen Golf could require 375 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Volkswagen Golf consumes 2.3 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Citroen C1.
Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres35 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 780 km in combined cycle770 km in combined cycle
1070 km on highway870 km on highway
740 km with real consumption680 km with real consumption


Length: 4.20 m3.44 m
Width: 1.76 m1.66 m
Height: 1.48 m1.47 m
Volkswagen Golf is larger.
Volkswagen Golf is 77 cm longer than the Citroen C1, 11 cm wider, while the height of Volkswagen Golf is 2 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 350 litres139 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1305 litres751 litres
Volkswagen Golf has more luggage capacity.
Volkswagen Golf has 211 litres more trunk space than the Citroen C1. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Volkswagen Golf (by 554 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters9.5 meters
The turning circle of the Volkswagen Golf is 1.4 metres more than that of the Citroen C1, which means Volkswagen Golf can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`7901`190
Safety: no data
Quality:Citroen C1 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Volkswagen Golf has serious deffects in 95 percent more cases than Citroen C1, so Citroen C1 quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 22002200
Rating in user reviews: 8.2/10 6.5/10
Pros and Cons: Volkswagen Golf has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • roomier boot
  • higher ratings in user reviews
Citroen C1 has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • better manoeuvrability
  • fewer faults
Share these results to social networks or e-mail
Contact us: