Citroën C5 Aircross review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:hybrid, diesel, petrol
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RRP £25,415What Car? Target Price from£24,376

Introduction

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The Citroen C5 Aircross is your archetypical Citroen. The brochure blurb claims it’s 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. 

But the C5 Aircross also has pedigree DNA, because 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.

The Large SUV class is a broad church. It contains everything from premium cars, such as the Audi Q5 and BMW X3, to seven-seaters, to proper off-roaders that can scurry up muddy hills, such as the Land Rover Discovery Sport. The C5 Aircross is available only as five-seater and it doesn’t really do the ruff and tumble stuff because there’s no option to have four-wheel drive. Instead, it tries to tempt you by undercutting its 5008 cousin and competing at the more affordable end of the class with cars like the Mazda CX-5 and MG HS.

Right then, 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, diesel, petrol
MPG range across all versions217.3 - 58.6
Avaliable doors options5

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