Citroën C5 Aircross 1.2 PureTech Sense Plus 5dr Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

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  • Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid 2022 interior dashboard
  • Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid 2022 interior rear seats
  • Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid 2022 interior front seats
  • Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid 2022 interior infotainment
  • Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid 2022 right tracking
  • Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid 2022 front left tracking
  • Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid 2022 rear right tracking
  • Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid 2022 front tracking
  • Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid 2022 front right static
  • Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid 2022 rear left static
  • Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid 2022 headlight detail
  • Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid 2022 rear lights detail
  • Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid 2022 charging socket detail
  • Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid 2022 interior dashboard
  • Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid 2022 interior driver display
  • Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid 2022 interior detail
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RRP £26,175What Car? Target Price£25,170
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

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.

The entry-level trim keeps costs to a minimum but still gives you loads of standard kit, including 18in alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, automatic windscreen wipers, dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, keyless entry and start, a 12.5in customisable digital driver display and a 10in touchscreen infotainment system with DAB radio, Bluetooth, built-in sat nav and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring. The only slight demerit is that you can't have this trim with the plug-in hybrid engine.

Our chosen engine only has 129bhp but its 0-62mph sprint of just over 10 secs is more than enough to quickly get you up to motorway speeds. Granted, the Skoda Kodiaq 1.5 TSI 150 will do the same sprint slightly faster, but the 1.2 Puretech 130 will never leave you struggling for pace. In fact, from low revs, it actually feels like it pulls harder than the Mazda CX-5.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

49.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

720

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

140

g/km