Citroën C5 Aircross 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Shine Plus 5dr EAT8 Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £30,705What Car? Target Price£27,070
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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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.

If you intend to tow a heavy caravan or boat around, the 129bhp 1.5-litre BlueHDi 130 diesel is the better bet than the Puretech 130 petrol. That's because it has even more low to mid-rev shove but, with the same power output, it's not any actually quicker away from the traffic lights (0-62mph takes 10.4sec). Officially it will average over 60mpg.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.4 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

57.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

720

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

140

g/km

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