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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
15 reader reviews for Citroën DS5 Hatchback.
  • 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.

  • 2.0 Hybrid4 200 A'dream DSport 5dr

    Tom Barron , Oxon . Date: 11/12/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      55

    My car

    I love this car. I run the hybrid4 model which has everything I need to prevent boredom on the motorway. Fuel consumption is much higher than claimed but the electric drivetrain gives punchy acceleration and silent progress around town. If only the electric only range was more than a few kilometres. Everyone I have driven the car with has been really impressed. I have driven many different cars but none with the style and comfort as this. Yes the ride can be a bit shocking at times but mostly the insulated cabin means that even harsh bumps are accompanied by silence which softens the blow. The impression when driving is that the suspension is similar to that of a hot hatch which is enjoyable because everything else about the car is so comfortable. I drive up to 300 miles at a time and never in a car this relaxing. It's a company car so I am not bothered by the residuals however for private buyers its not the percentage that is the issue it's the actual amount of money lost on the car. In my experience, comparing the depreciation of a similar specification executive car which costs more brand new you may find the actual value lost per year is very similar.

    5 stars and I don't care if What Car doesn't agree.

  • 2.0 HDi 160 DStyle 5dr

    Chris Stott , . Date: 23/10/2013
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      41

    My car

    D-Style with leather/electric seats, reviewed after 13 months & 36k miles.

    Good: It's not a 3er/A4/C Class Exterior and interior design Very well equpped for the price Motorway refinement Gearbox/clutch Loads of front end grip in the dry and very little roll – can really be pushed along on the right roads Build quality - feels very solid, nothing rattles or has broken

    Bad: On 18” wheels, the DS5 doesn’t like potholes or sharp transverse ridges and the rear suspension sometimes feels like it’s not connected to the body – however, this only happens very occasionally on certain surfaces Fairly limited rear leg room in relation to its overall size Limited grip in the wet – can slip in to understeer and then sharp oversteer

    Ordinary: Driving position is borderline for me at 6’3”. The pedals could do with being an inch or 2 further away (and a bit lower) in relation to the steering wheel Steering – it’s sharp enough, just lacks any sort of feel Economy – I get c.41-42mpg, mostly motorway at c.85mph. Falls to low/mid 30's round town. Ordinary compared to a 320d at 50+ Performance is fine on the motorway, just lacks a bit of overtaking urge Heated seats don’t get very hot Ventilation systems won’t allow a temperature difference of much more than 2* between driver and passenger

    Irritants: No external boot release Memory seats not linked to keyless entry or door mirrors Cupholders are useless Automatic wipers are useless No postcode search on satna

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