Citroën C5 Aircross 1.2 PureTech 130 Shine Plus 5dr Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£27,935
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.

On top of what the Shine trim comes with this adds auto main beams, an advanced AEB system, part-leather seats, an electrically operated driver's seat, adaptive cruise control, a gesture-controlled tailgate, wireless phone charging, acoustic side windows and 19in alloys.

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.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPHundefined seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

49.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

720

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

141

g/km

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