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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Citroën DS5 (11-) Hatchback
17 reader reviews for Citroën DS5 Hatchback.
  • 1.6 e-HDI 115 A'Dream DStyle E 5dr

    Steve Smith , North Yorkshire . Date: 12/05/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've owned my 1.6 e-hdi with the ETG gearbox for about three weeks now. It has the latest shock absorbers, 17" wheels and is splendid in pearlescent white. My previous car was a Citroën C5.

    I bought this car primariliy on its gorgeous looks, rarity value and fabulous interior design. The latest shock absorbers and reasonably sized wheels and tyres means that it rides acceptably, though remains on the firm side on GB roads for a regular Citroën driver used to C5 suspension. Drivers of German cars would find it unremarkable. certainly the newer sock absorbers Citroën have fitted have taken away the "pattery", jolting feel of the previous models I test drove. On the upside the car feels more nimble and taut with the same mechanicals, almost as refined. My wife says it reminds her more of her old DS3 (which she loved) than our C5. MPG is on a par with the C5, though should improve as the engine runs in. On mixed driving it's around 50 mpg so far.

    Seats are very comfortable, quality of interior excellent. It's not the last word in practicality (average storage, usual PSA fuses in glove box, cup holders in side bins) but you do not buy a car like this for the usual reasons. You buy it because it is drop-dead gorgeous and you feel special driving it. The 1.6 e-hdi is powerful enough for the average driver and the ETG gearbox works fine, being a little smoother than older versions, but then I always liked the system of paddles and no clutch to have to work.

  • 2.0 HDi 160 DSport 5dr

    Houston Ramm , Lancashire . Date: 21/04/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      44.7

    My car

    Have now had this car for six months and 15,000 miles. Purchased at one year old/20,000 from local Citroen dealer. Will keep to 100,000 miles (will be just under 4 years old when sold). Depreciation will be about £10-£11k in total, far less than a comparable BMW/Audi/Mercedes.

    Yes, the ride is hard and occasionally harsh compared with my previous car - a Citroen C6 2.2, so it will be, won't it! But it is much less hard than my colleage's Audi A6 of similar vintage, which I find almost intolerable on poor roads. If you are used to a German box this will seem fine.

    Looks great, build quality and interior are stunning, Citroen SatNav's don't have full postcode search but you learn to live with it. I have acheived 44.7mph over the last 5,000 miles and I would expect this to go up slightly as the mileage increases. Tyres were replaced at 20,000 when I bought it and are not yet 50% worn front or rear so would expect 30,000 plus on a set. No reliability issues at all so far, all electrics work as they should.

    Rear legroom is a bit limited, and much less than the C6, but we knew this when we acquired the car. Everyone at work thinks I having a midlife crisis and that it's a boy racer car, which I suppose is a back-handed compliment regarding the car's looks! In reality it is a lovely looking, well built, economical and well equipped family saloon with the added bonus that it's not boring. And by buying a year old should have very low whole life cost. A very under-rated car

  • 2.0 HDi 160 DSport 5dr

    Bill Earlie , West Yorkshire . Date: 23/01/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47.5

    My car

    I am currently running the DS5 2.0 D in Sport model. the car is top rate apart from some minor issues. The issues may seam minor, but had I known prior to ordering I would have chosen something else. Firstly the SAT NAV is a joke. The destination postcode is only 4 digits. How in the modern era can this still happen. i can buy a sub £100 TOM TOM and get to exactly the correct location. Citreon are not interested in the issue, and have tried to brush it under the carpet. Second, the dash board illumination can not be turned down to a level that is suitable for night time driving. There is a button to turn off all of the dash and the center console, but once pressed the speedometer is too bright to drive with, and Citreon do not know how to turn it down. Third, and the smallest issue, there are no cup holders!! in a cabin as brilliantly designed how can they miss out a simple place to put your coffee!

    The car as stated is top rate, and would be 5 stars on everything but the SAT NAV is pathetic.

    Still getting well over 45MPG, and its a pleasure to drive.

  • 2.0 Hybrid4 200 A'dream DSport 5dr

    Annette Read , . Date: 30/12/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      63

    My car

    I love this car, smooth quiet ride, power when you need it and sheer comfort and luxury in the cabin. The watch strap leather is gorgeous and the black paint is so very black, it's beautiful.

Citroën DS5 Hatchback

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