For The Citroen DS5 has a striking cabin and good refinement. There’s a version with a clever diesel-electric hybrid powertrain, too.
Against It has a punishing ride, rear legroom is tight and resale values don’t match those of German rivals.
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The Citroen DS5 isn’t without its strengths, but it’s hard to recommend an executive car that rides so poorly at all speeds.
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There are 9 Citroën DS5 versions available
Target Price team says:
It’s hard to recommend a petrol Citroen DS5 because its fuel and tax costs are too high. That leaves the diesels, but it’s pretty easy to discount the 1.6-litre e-HDi 115 because it is slow and comes with Citroen’s jerky ‘electronic manual’ gearbox. The 1.6 HDi 120 is better, but we prefer the 2.0-litre versions.
These are available with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox, or there's the Hybrid4, which takes the same engine but throws an electric motor on the back axle into the mix.
The Hybrid4 is technically interesting, and has some impressive fuel economy and CO2 figures. It’s also the most expensive DS5, though, and it has less boot space than the other versions, so the sweet spot in the range for most people is the regular 2.0-litre HDi diesel.
Reader test team says:
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…
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…
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…
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…