Citroën C5 Aircross 1.2 PureTech 130 Sense 5dr Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £24,630What Car? Target Price£21,764
Review

The C5 Aircross is a great-value large SUV that majors on comfort and refinement, but also offers flexible and frugal engines, versatile seating, a big boot and a decent amount of kit. Don't buy it if you want a plush interior, agile handling or seven seats, though, because its bigger sibling, the Peugeot 5008, and the Kia Sorento do those things rather better.

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Entry-level Sense trim is our pick because it plays to the car’s value-for-money ethos while still offering plenty of toys. It comes with electric windows front and rear, dual-zone climate control, 18in alloy wheels, cruise control, automatic lights and wipers, LED headlights, rear parking sensors, a dual-height boot floor, driver's lumbar adjustment, sliding and reclining rear seats, an acoustic windscreen, six speakers, an 8.0in infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto, two USB ports, a DAB radio and Bluetooth.

Comes with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearbox. It's pretty smooth and quiet, and our favourite engine when you balance running costs (35-40mpg is achievable in the real world) with performance (0-62mph takes 10.5sec) and it's a more flexible engine than the entry-level Mazda CX-5 petrol.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

47.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

720

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

136

g/km

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