Comparing the Omoda C5 to Other Vehicles

At Thorp, we know that the Omoda C5 Omoda C5 is a groundbreaking vehicle! It redefines the whole concept of automotive excellence by seamlessly blending futuristic aesthetics with cutting-edge technology.

Its bold design and innovative features epitomise the very essence of ‘Art in Motion’ - the idea that design can be not just highly functional and efficient, but also spectacularly beautiful and tactile.

This ethos is revolutionising the way we perceive, feel about and interact with cars. The Omoda C5 is vastly more than just a means of transport - it’s nothing short of a total redefinition of what we expect from our vehicles. Drive Omoda, and you're driving the car of tomorrow. Let’s look at how it compares with some other vehicles in its clas


Here we’ll look at the engine options, horsepower, and fuel efficiency of the four vehicles. In this category, the Chery Omoda C5 clearly stands out in terms of power and efficiency. It leads the way with the highest horsepower at 201 hp, the fastest acceleration, 0 -100 km in 7.8 seconds, and the highest top speed of 191 km/h - all this whilst still maintaining a commendable fuel efficiency at 6.9 L/100km.

The Toyota Corolla Cross excels in fuel efficiency at 6.4 L/100km, but has a lower horsepower rate at 169 hp. The Haval Jolion and Mitsubishi ASX lag somewhat as regards fuel efficiency and horsepower, with the ASX having the lowest horsepower at 148 hp, and the slowest acceleration at 0-100 km in 9.6 seconds. This performance comparison clearly highlights the Omoda C5's superior engineering and design, especially for drivers who prioritise both speed and efficiency.


The Chery Omoda C5 immediately impresses with its futuristic dashboard featuring two 10.25-inch screens, digital instrument cluster, and a touchscreen infotainment system. It enhances the driving experience with multi-colour mood lighting and offers convenience through electric windows, wireless charging, and dual-zone climate control. Advanced driver assistance technologies, alongside a powered sunroof and rear hatch door, underscore its luxury and class.

The Haval Jolion steps up with a slightly larger 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system complemented by a 7-inch instrument display and an 8.6-inch head-up display, ensuring high-tech connectivity and navigation. It marries functionality with style through adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam, colour-adjustable ambient lighting, keyless entry, and a panoramic sunroof.

Mitsubishi's ASX opts for comfort with air conditioning, electric seats, and leather upholstery, maintaining a classic feel with essential modern features like Bluetooth connectivity, climate control, and a multi-function steering wheel.

Toyota's Corolla Cross focuses on practicality with fabric-trimmed upholstery and a six-way manual driver's seat, integrating a modest 4.2-inch colour TFT display and an 8-inch touchscreen for entertainment and connectivity.

Safety Features

Omoda C5: Equipped with six airbags, pre-tensioning smart seat belts, ABS, a comprehensive ADAS package including adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assists, ESP, front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree camera system, and more.

Haval Jolion: Offers adaptive cruise control with stop/go, driver attention monitoring, rear cross-traffic assist, emergency lane keeping, ABS, EBD, emergency brake assist, and traction control.

Mitsubishi ASX: Features seven airbags, RISE body construction for enhanced collision safety, ABS, EBD, ESC, side-impact protection bars, and lane change assist.

Toyota Corolla Cross: Includes a pre-collision system, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, full-speed dynamic radar cruise control, nine airbags, autonomous emergency braking, and an advanced speed assistance system.


Based on reviews and reliability ratings, the relatively new Omoda in South Africa performs impressively. It has a safety cell of 78% ultra-high tensile strength steel that can withstand pressures of over 1,800 MPa. It impresses further with advanced safety features and a 5-star ANCAP rating.

The Haval Jolion also has commendable safety ratings and a high ANCAP score, highlighting its reliable safety assist systems. Mitsubishi's ASX is noted for its mechanical reliability, sharing robust parts across the Mitsubishi range, which likewise enhances its dependability. The Toyota Corolla Cross, known for its reliability as well, emphasises the importance of maintenance for longevity, with the potential for a decade of use or an impressive 300,000 miles.

In Closing

In conclusion, the Omoda C5 stands out with superior horsepower, swift acceleration, and top speed, marking it as the performance leader amongst these impressive vehicles.

Its superb interior marries style, comfort and cutting-edge technology, greatly enhancing the experience of driver and passengers alike. Its robust safety scores and a comprehensive suite of safety features ensure the Omoda C5 stands out as a compelling choice for forward-looking drivers who want a compelling blend of innovation, performance, and reliability in the competitive SUV market.

Ready to experience it for yourself? Book a test drive with Thorp Omoda in Cape Town today, and set off on the road to automotive excellence!