Citroën C5 Aircross review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:hybrid, petrol, diesel
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RRP £25,655What Car? Target Price from£24,423

Introduction

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The Citroën C5 Aircross is your archetypical Citroën. The brochure blurb claims it to be the ‘Comfort class SUV’, and it certainly has the French brand’s famously supple ride. Plus those quirky looks could only really come from the company that arguably knows more than any other carmaker about avant-garde design. 

The C5 Aircross has pedigree DNA, too; under its skin you’ll find engines and mechanicals that are shared with the 2020 What Car? Large SUV of the Year, the Peugeot 5008. It offers a wider choice of power, though; you can have the C5 as a plug-in hybrid as well as the usual petrol and diesel options.

The Large SUV class is a broad church, hosting everything from premium cars such as the Audi Q5 and BMW X3, through seven-seaters to proper off-roaders – such as the Land Rover Discovery Sport – that can scurry up muddy hills. The C5 Aircross is available only as a five-seater and, with no option of four-wheel drive, it doesn’t really do the ruff and tumble stuff. Instead, it tempts with a price that undercuts its 5008 cousin and competes at the more affordable end of the class, vying with cars like the Mazda CX-5 and MG HS.

So, you know how many seats it has and that it offers a smooth ride, but what about everything else? Does it have enough room for you and your family? And, while it might be comparatively cheap to buy outright, does it make good financial sense in the long run? These questions and more will all be answered over the next few pages.

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At a glance

Number of trims3 see more
Available fuel typeshybrid, petrol, diesel
MPG range across all versions217.3 - 58.6
Avaliable doors options5

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